Jacob Wohl is one of the most notorious far-right conspiracy theorist and fraudsters the world have ever seen. At only 22 years old, Jacob has created an impressive rap sheet for himself. This rap sheet ranges from factitious sexual assaults, fabricated death threats, social media restrictions and even a ban from the National Futures Association (“NFA”).
The amount of literally insane things Wohl has done is mounting. We have took it upon ourselves to create a detailed timeline of everything young Jacob has done. We are deeming Jacob, The Wohl of Fraud street – a play on a nickname he gave himself when he was just a teenager – The Wohl of Wall Street.
Jacob Wohl was ambitious as a teenager and had promise given his drive and analytical capabilities. To leverage his interest in capital markets, Wohl founded several investment funds before he turned 18 including Wohl Capital Investment Group (“WCIG”), NeX Capital Management (“NeX”) and Montgomery Assets, Inc. (“MAI”).
Things were rosy and looked good on paper. But almost immediately shady practices occurred within the walls of his partners house, i.e. the headquarters of his “hedge fund”.
To attract outside capital and grow his hedge fund, Wohl launched a website called WohlGirls.com and subsequently posted advertisements on Craigslist. Wohl Girls were supposed to be models that were hired to attract wealthy clients. One girl even reported that Wohl used her photo without her permission. But these were not the only websites Wohl registered. In face Wohl bought multiple domains, some even suggesting a type of sex trade organization.
Buy A Slut . com?
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) October 31, 2018
When Wohl began getting interviewed by top news corporations, things began to go well on the capital raising. For an example, in 2015 Fox business news interviewed Jacob when he was only 17 years old and still in high school. In the interview Jacob says he is short small and mid-cap biotech’s and talks impressively well for a 17 year old on national television.
After several media appearances, where Jacob lead viewers to believe he was a hedge fund manager, two Arizona residents contacted Wohl to invest in his hedge fund at the time, Wohl Capital Investment Group. An PDF version of the legal document can be found here.
Wohl obtained at least one of the investments by misrepresenting WCIG’s size and by representing that only 20% of the investment capital would be at risk. In January 2016, Wohl ceased WCIG’s operations and returned approximately 60% of the Arizona investors’ capital.
During this time Wohl began working with Matthew Johnson where both of them begun soliciting capital for new investors for a newly formed NeX Capital Management.
In late 2015, Wohl and Matthew Johnson (“Johnson”) began soliciting investment in NeX Capital Management, LLC (“NeX”), a new hedge fund they planned to operate. Wohl and Johnson solicited investment from two Arizona investors by misrepresenting the risk associated with the investment. The Arizona investors each entered into written agreements with NeX, but terminated the investment process before NeX engaged in any trading on their behalf
When speaking with these investors Wohl represented the following about NeX Capital:
- Only 20% of the capital would be at risk
- WCIG was not required to be registered with any agency
- WCIG managed 178 investment accounts
- Wohl was managing $9 to $10 million in assets
In reality Wohl was managing no more than $500,000 in assets under management and only had 13 investors. There is a significant amount of details we are going to leave out of this article, but basically Jacob sent investors fake return statements, guaranteed annualized returns and charged a 2.5-3.0% management fee with incentive fee of 20%.
In December of 2015, Wohl sent one of his investors a prospectus for NeX Capital his newest hedge fund he was launching. The goal of the fund was to deliver at least 20% annual returns was taking less risk than the S&P 500.
However, in January 20, 2016, one of Jacob’s investors contacted Wohl for the return of his WCIG investment. Wohl told the investor his $90,000 check would be sent in overnight shipping. The check never arrived. On January 28, 2016, Wohl sent a check for $44,131.69.
In the summer of 2016, Jacob posted an advertisement on Craigslist Phoenix titled, “Conservative Real Estate Investing (10% Reliable Return)”. The advertisement was as follows:
- MAI has more than 30 years of experience investing in real estate throughout Southern California.
- MAI is opening up its secured real estate deals to the general public
- MAI purchases homes in desirable areas for 30% under their fair market value
- MAI renovates homes in the 4 weeks then sells the homes “quickly though our vast network of real estate brokers, investment funds and other professionals, EXITING for between a 15% and 45% net profit.”
- MAI will make investors 15% in 6 months or less
- MAI is a Series 3 licensed broker
Jacob ended up posting multiple advertisement on Craigslist similar to the above, which ranged from complete outright lies about his experience in the real estate market. Wohl and Johnson ended up misleading several investors.
Eventually the National Futures Association investigated Wohl. When the NFA arrived at Wohl’s house, Jacob hid and his father, David Wohl, threated to sue the NFA for harassment. In 2017 Wohl was banned from the NFA for life.
In addition, the Arizona Corporation Commission issued a cease-and-desist order to Wohl, his partner and his “funds” he managed after the violation of multiple securities laws. Wohl was charged with 14 counts of securities frauds. Wohl has not made any payments towards the fines he was charged with.
In addition, on September 4th, 2019, Riverside Superior Court issued a felony arrest warrant for Wohl and Matthew Johnson for selling unqualified securities through a phony company called Montgomery Assets:
According to court documents obtained by TheWrap, the Riverside D.A.’s office initiated the investigation in 2016 following a complaint from an Arizona resident who said he had invested a total of $75,000 with Wohl and Johnson’s asset firm — and subsequently lost it all. The Arizona resident later died by suicide, the documents said.
On February 24, 2020, Jacob pleaded not guilty. The original hearing was scheduled for April 21, 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Still being a teenage and in trouble with the law, you would think Jacob would clean up his act. That is what any reasonable person would do, right? Not Wohl.
After Jacob got busted for securities fraud he began creating a social media presence for himself, mainly on Twitter. Jacob focused on posting far-right tweets and was retweeted by Donald Trump a few times. I believe at his peak Jacob had over 186,000 followers.
In 2018 several women were paid money to make up claims that Robert Mueller sexually assaulted them. At this time, Mueller was investigating Trump and the Russian interference with the 2016 Presidential Election.
On October 30, 2018, Jacob Wohl tweeted the following:
Several Media sources tell me that a scandalous story about Mueller is breaking tomorrow. Should be Interesting. Stay Tuned!
The same day, far-right website, Gateway Pundit wrote an article (now removed) that a private investigation firm, Surefire Intelligence was investigating the Mueller sexual assault case.
However, a few weeks before the Wohl tweet and subsequent Gateway Pundit post media companies started getting emails from a woman named Lorraine Parson.
Yashar Ali posted the following screenshot of an email he received from the certain Lorraine Parson.
13 days ago I received this tip alleging an attempt to pay off women to make up accusations of sexual misconduct against Special Counsel Bob Mueller. Other reporters received the same email. Now the Special Counsel's office is telling us they've referred the matter to the FBI pic.twitter.com/oqh4Fnel5u
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) October 30, 2018
The email basically states that the sender was contacted by someone connected to Jack Burkman and offered to pay off all her credit card debt ($34,000, plus write a check for $20,000) if she made accusations of sexual misconduct and workplace harassment against Robert Mueller. In addition another sender, a professor, also sent similar emails to news sources.
Hours after the Wohl tweet and Gateway Pundit blog post, the scam blew up from online media sleuths.
The website, bellingcat, posted an excellent article depicting how Wohl was tied to Surefire Intelligence. Bellingcat found that Wohl registered the Surefire Intelligence domain under his former email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, bellingcat reversed Google searched each employee on the Surefire LinkedIn page, finding all of the photos were stolen from famous people including the Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli.
When Wohl was caught red handed, he made a statement to USA Today saying how his entire goal was to trick journalists with to thinking he was offering people money for sexual assault allegations against Mueller from a person he made up.
According to Jacob, the real allegations against Mueller would have been ignored, Burkman and himself did not make up false allegations to begin with.
The real person who was supposedly sexually assaulted by Robert Mueller was a lady named Carolyne Cass. USA Today reported the following:
34-year-old Carolyne Cass of Los Angeles said Wohl, whom she met on Craigslist, had tricked her by pretending to be an investigator named Matthew Cohen who was trained by Israeli intelligence forces and agreed to help her with “unscrupulous characters ripping me off.” Cass said she paid the man she knew as Cohen $2,000, for which he did no work but instead offered her the prospect of employment at his intelligence agency and had her speak on the phone to people whose identities she now believes Wohl fabricated.
Carolyne said the entire thing was a lie, made up by Wohl himself.
Surefire Intelligence wasn’t just used to frame Robert Mueller. Wohl also used it to ghost an ex-homeless women out of $1,200 to search for her stolen truck and also frame Michael Avenatti for a domestic violence arrest. And these are just the schemes the media knows about.
As far as I can tell, the Mueller allegations are being investigated by the FBI.
Kidnapping Merritt Corrigan
Merritt Corrigan was a former deputy White House liaison at the United States Agency for International Development (“USAID”). Merritt Corrigan, a relatively unknown person before the Wohl scandal went viral when she “tweeted” numerous anti LGBTQ issues on Twitter:
“For too long, I’ve remained silent as the media has attacked me for my Christian beliefs, which are shared by the majority of Americans. Let me [be] clear: Gay marriage isn’t marriage. Men aren’t women. US-funded Tunisian LGBT soap operas aren’t America First.”
Corrigan tweeted an additional tweet:
“The United States is losing ground in the battle to garner influence through humanitarian aid because we now refuse to help countries who don’t celebrate sexual deviancy. Meanwhile, Russia and China are happy to step in and eat our lunch.”
Corrigan also tweeted:
“I watched with horror this week as USAID distributed taxpayer funded documents claiming ‘we cannot tell someone’s sex or gender by looking at them’ and that not calling oneself ‘cis-gendered’ is a microagression I’m not cis-anything. I’m a woman.”
Three other tweets were blasted which ultimately got her fired from USAID.
After the tweets and her subsequent fired status, Corrigan announced on Twitter that she would hold a press conference with Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman. The next day all of Corrigan’s tweets were deleted.
Corrigan later stated how she did not have control of her Twitter account and did not send the tweets. She also stated how she would not be holding a press conference with Wohl or Burkman and was conned.
Wohl ended up having a press conference with Burkman, pretty much stating how he didn’t kidnap Corrigan and denied all allegations. In a video published by News2Share, Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl say they used Merritt Corrigan and other beautiful women as a mole(s) to save the democracy from the deep state.
In addition, Wohl shares personal text messages about their romantic relationship between himself and Corrigan. Jacob even says, “she likes my arms, she talks about that a lot.”
Wohl’s romantic relationship with Corrigan has been detailed on Twitter. The interesting part of this, and clearly shows psychopathic traits, is how Wohl uses his own girlfriend to “make news”.
Did Jacob Wohl kidnap the USAID White House liason, steal her phone, and send tweets that led to her firing?
What the hell is going on?
This is may be one of his most twisted scams yet
The Jacob Wohl-Merritt Corrigan saga: A thread ??
— The Jacob Wohl Report (@JacobWohlReport) August 5, 2020
Finally, Wohl released a private recording of him speaking with Corrigan, saying how it proves that he is innocent. However during the 90 second recording Corrigan accuses Wohl of keeping her from her friends.
Voter Suppression Robocall
Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman were arraigned October 8, 2020 for a robocalling scheme in Detroit Michigan for calling 85,000 people.
The calls stated that health officials would use information in to track individuals who voted by mail and force them to taking a vaccine.
You can listen to the full calls here. The calls specifically state they are from Project 1599 ran by Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman.
Both Burkman and Wohl were both held on a $100,000 bond and told not to engage in any more robocalling until after the election. Dissuading someone from voting is a felony in Michigan and can face a $1,000 fine and up to five years in prison.
In addition, on October 27, 2020, Wohl and Burkman were indicted in Cuyahoga County, Ohio for another robocall scheme. In the Ohio case, Wohl and Burkman are facing up to eight counts of telecommunications fraud, seven counts of bribery and 18 years in prison.
Officials state that Wohl and Burkman made over 65,000 robocalls in Ohio and arrest warrants have been issued.
This article has turned into more of a beast than we ever imagined. And we haven’t even touched on everything yet. We will continue to update the article over the coming days and weeks on further Wohl topics. With that being said, here are a few things we will be updating (feel free to reach out if you want to help with this project):
Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman recruited men to make false sexual assault statements against Pete Buttigieg. Kamala Harris’ extramaterial affair. A sexual abuse allegation on Anthony Fauci. Rumors that Ilhan Omar had married her brother. These are just a few of the many topics we will be updating this article with. Stay tuned boys.