The top contributors to Rep. Jack Kingston’s Senate campaign come from two companies linked to a felon the U.S. government has been trying to deport for the past six years, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has found.
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Channel 2 Action News political reporter Lori Geary contributed to this report.
HOW WE GOT THE STORY
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution received a tip several weeks ago, unconnected to any political candidate, that pointed to a series of contributions to the Senate campaign of Rep. Jack Kingston from companies with ties to Khalid Satary, a convicted felon under a federal deportation order. AJC investigative reporter Chris Joyner, an expert in campaign finance law, used campaign finance data, corporate paperwork, court records, property records and other publicly available data to background the contributors and trace their relationship to Satary. Kingston was informed of the finding several days prior to publication and given a chance to respond to the allegations. Satary, through his attorney, declined to comment. The AJC will continue to follow this developing story.