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Georgia 'Deportation Bus' candidate apologizes for run

August 06, 2019 - 10:21 AM

ATLANTA - A former Georgia gubernatorial candidate who campaigned in a "deportation bus" and later pleaded guilty to falsely reporting that computer servers were stolen from his office is apologizing to supporters.

Republican ex-state Sen. Michael Williams wrote Tuesday on Facebook that he was led astray by "pride, ego and bad advice."

Williams' failed bid for governor featured a series of publicity stunts, like campaigning in a "deportation bus" in an Atlanta-area community known for welcoming foreign refugees.

He finished last in last year's GOP primary.

He was indicted in December on charges of insurance fraud and lying to investigators. The charges stemmed from an investigation that started after Williams reported a burglary in May 2018 at his campaign office.

He pleaded guilty in May to falsely reporting computer servers were stolen.

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