'Deportation Bus' GOP Candidate Goes to Jail
Williams’ attorney, A.J. Richman, said he negotiated bond with the district attorney and that his client will be “out soon.”
“Senator Williams looks forward to his day in court, and I will vigorously defend him,” he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The charges against the Forsyth County Republican, who will likely remain in office until mid-January, stem from a May incident in which Williams reported his Gainesville campaign office was burglarized. At the time, Williams’ campaign manager said $300,000 worth of computer servers that were being used to mine cryptocurrency had been taken from the building.
Williams is accused of lying to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent when he said he was at home in Forsyth County, not in the Gainesville area at the time of the purported burglary. The indictment, which doesn’t say what allegedly actually happened to the servers, accuses Williams of making a false insurance claim related to the servers.
Williams ran a controversial campaign, with an attention-grabbing "deportation bus" emblazoned with the slogan "fill this bus with illegals."
At many of his campaign stops, Williams faced more protesters than supporters.