Warrant issued for man accused of making robocalls

CHARLESTON CO., SC (WTOC) – Arrest warrants have been issued for an Anderson County man accused of making illegal political calls involving six House District races in South Carolina.

The arrest warrants, obtained by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, are for six counts of automatically dialed announcing device violations.

Robert Charles Cahaly, 41, of Pendleton, S.C., is accused of paying for and disseminating robocalls from an Automatically Dialed Answering Device on Sept. 23, according to SLED.

SLED officials said the calls were political in nature and made to potential South Carolina voters without properly disclosing the identity of the originating party to the call recipients, which is in violation of SC Code 16-17-446.

The calls were made to voters in House Districts 26, which includes Greenville and Pickens; 78 (Richland County), 79, which includes Kershaw and Richland counties; 98 (Dorchester County), 108, which includes Charleston and Georgetown counties and 115 (James Island and Folly Beach), according to SLED.

SLED said the calls were made through a Richland County landline telephone number owned by Gadsden and Greene Strategies, which is also owned by Cahaly.

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