Unsubstantiated reports originating from within the Libertarian Party say that Bob Barr’s running mate, Las Vegas gambling magnate Wayne Allyn Root, may soon be indicted on charges of fraud. Allegedly, there is an ongoing investigation into the sale of his last business.
LNC at-large representative Angela Keaton spoke with Root just moments ago. Root said there is no pending investigation into the sale of his company. He also said he doesn’t feel that he’s been mistreated by the Barr campaign and expects to be included on the Barr2008 Web site any day now.
Wayne Allyn Root, like any accused, should be considered innocent until proven guilty. At this point, there are no official charges and no proof that he’s even under investigation. IPR chose to report the story only after Root responded to the allegations.