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Georgia GOP candidate who drove 'deportation bus' indicted

3 months 4 days 2 hours ago Thursday, December 20 2018 Dec 20, 2018 December 20, 2018 10:46 PM December 20, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: USA Today

ATLANTA (AP) - A former candidate in the Georgia governor's race who featured a "deportation bus" in his GOP campaign has been indicted on insurance fraud charges.
 
The indictment handed up Tuesday by Hall County authorities was obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . It accuses state Sen. Michael Williams of making a false report that computer servers were stolen from his campaign office shortly before his last-place finish in the May Republican primary.
 
The Forsyth County Republican declined comment Thursday. His former campaign manager, Seth Weathers, tells the newspaper the indictment was a "political witch hunt from the beginning and has zero merit."
 
Williams based his campaign on loyalty to Donald Trump and a series of publicity stunts, including a "deportation bus ."
 
Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh says Williams is making arrangements to turn himself in.
 

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