State senator from Georgia has turned himself over to authorities after he was suspected of insurance fraud. Williams, who co-introduced the Senate Bill 464 – that aimed to compel the state’s revenue authority to receive crypto’s as payments for taxes—was charged by a Hall County Jury on 18th December after an ‘investigation‘ was charged by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. As per prosecutors, back in mid-2017, Williams lied regarding the theft of computer servers that were primarily being used to ‘mine cryptocurrency‘ from his campaign offices, and were located on Monroe Drive in Gainesville.
At the time, Williams’ campaign manager claimed that the burglars carted away with computer parts priced around $300,000 USD. He was additionally aforesaid to have been employing the servers for LPW Investments, his business, while conducting campaign-related operations in an exceedingly part of the building. He was eventually suspected of lying to policemen and investigators and filing a false claim regarding the case.
Michael Williams Now In Police Custody
He eventually turned himself over on 26th Dec., however according to a native ‘reporting‘ by GT [Gainesville Times] stated that he was afterwards released on a $10,000 USD bond bail that very same afternoon.
While Williams didn’t offered any comments on the charges that were filed against him, his attorney A.J. Richman has continued to defend him. He was quoted by the GT stating:
“Mr. Williams didn’t do this. We don’t seem to be extremely apprised of their proof’s yet. While they haven’t disclosed that, i’m positive they’ll soon. However for now, We don’t know what if they are saying, we did other than what the indictment says.”
Williams gained attention from individuals everywhere around the country after his campaign. The Republican legislator, who usually represented himself as the most outspoken anti-illegal candidate within the history of the state, moved throughout the state in an exceedingly campaign bus that had message like “Danger: Murderers, kidnappers, rapists, kid molesters, and other criminals on board” and “Follow me to Mexico” on it.
The campaign got a touch of traction, driving a sizeable amount of discussions within the citizens, but offered very little visibility after the moment. Williams finished fifth out of the 5 candidates, with a complete of 4.9% of the Republican votes within the party’s primaries.