Congressional candidate questions Brooks' campaign contributions

Congressional candidate questions Brooks' campaign contributions
Updated: Aug. 8, 2018 at 6:06 PM CDT
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(WAFF) - Peter Joffrion wants Rep. Mo Brooks to return campaign finances, but Brooks sees nothing wrong with his contributions. Joffrion brought this up after an attorney and a corporate executive were convicted of bribery this past week.

Balch and Bingham attorney Joel Gilbert and Drummond Coal Executive David Roberson were found guilty on multiple counts of bribery. Peter Joffrion is raising red flags over Balch and Bingham and Drummond Coal donating several times to Brooks' campaign.

According to campaign finance reports, between 2010 and 2018, Balch and Bingham contributed 18 times.. Drummond and Coal donated a total of four times in the last eight years.

These contributions both contributed thousands to Mo Brooks' Campaign. Brooks says these donations aren't a problem. However Joffrion believes otherwise.

"Over the course of eight years, contributions were made by several PACs to Mo Brooks' political campaign account. A large concentration of those, about 11,000, were made within the 2014 election cycle...which is the time frame in which many of these events occurred that led to the conviction of David Roberson and Joel Gilbert" said Joffrion.

Joffrion says he thinks Brooks needs to return the contributions.

On the other hand., Brooks says this is just a scheme to get Joffrion more support ahead of the election.

"Once again, Peter Joffrion's struggling campaign resorts to deceit, lies, and unsubstantiated smears in a desperate attempt to become relevant to Tennessee Valley voters. Without providing any evidence, Joffrion asserts the congressman has corrupt relationships with Roberson and Gilbert." said Brooks.

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