Huntsville, AL, August 7, 2018 — Democratic Congressional candidate Peter Joffrion calls on Mo Brooks to return $30,000 in campaign contributions from PACs associated with convicted felons David Roberson and Joel Gilbert.
Roberson and Gilbert were convicted of conspiracy, bribery, wire fraud, and money laundering in a scheme to thwart EPA efforts to clean up industrial pollution in neighborhoods and playgrounds in Birmingham. As a Congressman, Brooks participated in the scheme by accepting tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions and by signing on to a letter drafted by the conspirators to oppose the EPA’s cleanup efforts.
“This reeks of pay to play politics, and my opponent should immediately return this dirty money and apologize to the citizens of Alabama for putting special interests above the public’s best interest,” Joffrion stated. “Elected officials have a responsibility to protect the hard working families of our nation. Mo Brooks abandoned this duty in pursuit of helping special interests outside his district hurt Alabama citizens.”
Since 2010, Mo Brooks has accepted $1.42 million in campaign contributions from special interests.