Judge orders men who made fake robocalls to register voters

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio judge has ordered two men to spend 500 hours registering voters in low-income neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., following their fraud convictions for targeting Black voters with phony robocalls before the 2020 election. Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman pleaded guilty last month to a telecommunications fraud in the calls to predominantly Black neighborhoods in several states. Cleveland.com reports that the judge said they had done “a despicable thing.” Wohl told the court he wanted “to express my absolute regret and shame over all of this.” Burkman said he echoed that sentiment.

Salem News Channel Today

On-Air & Up next

See the Full Program Guide