The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned that the top contributors to Rep. Jack Kingston's Senate campaign came from two companies linked to a felon.
In 2013, Kingston took in $80,052 in contributiongs from employees, their family members, consultants and contractors from to Gwinnet County companies: Confirmatrix, a two-year-old firm that performs urine and drug testings, and Nue Medical Consulting, a medical billing company founded in September.
Both companies are linked to Khalid A Satary, a Palestinian known as DJ Rock. Satary served three years in federal prison for a large-scale counterfeit CD operation in metro Atlanta.
Satary was released in 2008, and federal officials have been working to have him deported from the country since his release from prison.
Kingston told the AJC that he hired a lawyer in April to investigate the internal dispute among the group of contributors and to make sure the campaign complied with federal law. Kingston said he was unaware of Satary's criminal past.
Kingston has since announced that he plans to return the funds.
To read more about this story, read Chris Joyner's story at the AJC.
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