McConnell’s Foreign Companies Raise Questions 

February 11, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Exotic locations, pirates on the high-seas, and a run for the US Senate sounds like an adventure novel, but a closer look at Senate candidate Jonathon McConnell’s business interests, raises questions about foreign registries and campaign disclosures.

McConnell has failed to meet required federal election deadlines, and left out key information on campaign reports, all which he dismisses as, “clerical errors.”

McConnell is the sole owner of Meridian Global Consulting, LLC, an Alabama-based LLC, maritime security provider, established in 2009, according to filings with the Secretary of State. He has also listed the company on his US Senate financial disclosure stating, it is an Alabama company and he is sole owner.
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FEC Launches Inquiry After Late, Incomplete Filings by McConnell, Update

February 8, 2016

 

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) has informed US Senate candidate, Jonathon McConnell, it wants more information after he missed the deadline for filing his Statement of Organization.

In a February 4, 2016, letter the FEC wrote, “This letter is prompted by the Commission’s preliminary review of the Statement of Organization referenced above. This notice requests information essential to full public disclosure of your federal election campaign finances. An adequate response must be received by the response date noted above,” which is March 10, 2016. The letter points out that McConnell failed to complete his Statement of Candidacy and that the FEC would like more information on why the candidate failed to file his Statement of Organization on time.
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More Accusations Against US Senate Candidate McConnell

November 25, 2015

By Bill Britt

Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—US Senate candidate John Martin has charged opponent Jonathan McConnell of offering him money to drop out of the Republican primary. If true, this would not be the first time McConnell has been accused with violating campaign rules.

The Auburn Plainsman in 2003 reported McConnell violated several campaign rules in his bid for Auburn student body president, including attempting to gather students’ student ID numbers and pins to cast votes for his campaign.
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