Project 1599 settlement
In August 2020, Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, placed a robocall to approximately 5,500 New Yorkers falsely claiming that mail-in voting would result in voters’ information being disseminated to law enforcement, credit collection companies, and the Centers for Disease Control. Wohl and Burkman claimed that the call originated from a “civil rights organization” called Project 1599. These calls violated state and federal law because they threatened voters with dire consequences for exercising their right to vote.
In August 2022, Attorney General James announced a settlement with robocalling platform Message Communications for its role in sending out the illegal robocall designed by Wohl and Burkman.
If you believe that you received a robocall on August 26, 2020 and would like to apply to receive your portion of settlement funds, please fill out the accompanying settlement claim application form by clicking the link below. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Project1599Settlement@ag.ny.gov.