Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams, who made headlines earlier this year for his “Deportation Bus Tour” to “send immigrants back to where they came from,” reported to jail on Wednesday after he was indicted last week on insurance fraud charges.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the Republican Georgia state senator reported to Hall County jail Wednesday afternoon.
Williams was indicted on charges of making a false report of insurance fraud, making false statements and falsely reporting a crime last week, according to the newspaper.
His lawyer, A.J. Richman, told the Journal-Constitution that he negotiated bond with the district attorney, adding that Williams would be “out soon.”
“Senator Williams looks forward to his day in court, and I will vigorously defend him,” Richman said.
The Hill notes:
Williams is accused of filing a false insurance claim related to the alleged theft of $300,000 worth of computer servers from his campaign office. He is also accused of falsely reporting the alleged crime to law enforcement.
Williams, a former co-chairman of President Trump’s presidential campaign in Georgia, gained national prominence for his “Deportation Bus” earlier this year, which he said he would use to find and house undocumented immigrants “to send them back to where they came from.”
“We’re not just going to track them and watch them roam around our state,” Williams said in the commercial at the time. “We’re going to put them on this bus and send ‘em home.”
Williams will be replaced by Republican Greg Dolezal when his term expires next month.
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