The Republican senator from Georgia, who led his controversial campaign for the governor with the "deportation bus," was jailed on Wednesday after being charged with fraud in insurance and other crimes.
Michael Williams received Wednesday, according to the Atlanta Journal – the Constitution. He is accused of lying to the Georgian authorities about his whereabouts when he stated that his campaign office in Gainesville had been robbed in May.
Williams reportedly said he was at home when he claimed that nearly $ 300,000 was stolen from computer servers in his office. According to Atlanta Journal, the machines, according to former Williams campaign manager Seth Weathers, were used for coin-encasing.
The indictment group described the indictment as a "witch hunt".
The indictment did not say what eventually happened to the servers, according to the Constitution magazine. Williams's lawyer said his client was expected to leave prison "soon" after the bond was issued and said he was "looking forward to his day in court."
Lawyer AIG said. "It's a one-sided story that has been presented to a group of people," he said, with the defendant unable to respond.
Williams, who was ranked fifth among the main candidates for the Republican Party, briefly won the headlines after he managed to reach the election campaign on the "shuttle bus trip". The gray bus has been covered in many controversial signs, including "FOLLOW ME TO MEXICO" and "FILL THIS BUS WITH INLLEGALS".
"We will not follow them and watch them walk around in our state," Williams said, referring to undocumented immigrants in a video. "We will put them in this bus and send them home."
"If you're as tired as you are with politicians who do nothing but talk, you want to see this bus full of illegal immigrants?" Michael Williams said.