Multiple media outlets, including the Libertarian Party of Iowa website, have reported the arrest of Michael Conner Junior, a former LP IA Chair, who has apparently been charged with theft of Party assets in excess of $10,000.
The Des Moines Register’s headline reads: Former Libertarian Party of Iowa chair arrested, accused of stealing party funds. The article by Ian Richardson reports that, “The Knoxville (Iowa) Police Department on Wednesday arrested 41-year-old Michael Conner Jr., who served as chairperson of the party from March of 2020 until his resignation in October of this year. A criminal complaint says that during his time as chair, Conner used the party’s debit card for personal expenses.” The full Des Moines Register article can be read HERE.
A headline in The Iowa Torch reads: Libertarian Party of Iowa Accuses Former Chair of Unauthorized Financial Transactions. In the associated article, Jake Porter, LP IA 2020 candidate for Governor is quoted as, “It appears almost the entire funds that we left the Libertarian Party of Iowa with in 2020 were spent on unauthorized transactions. . . . I have changed my party registration to no-party. I will only rejoin the LPIA if they decide to prioritize their fiduciary responsibility.” The full article can be read HERE.
The Oskaloosa Herald headline reads: Charges filed against former Libertarian chair. The article by Editor Kyle Ocker states, “According to court filings from police, Conner used a debit card connected to the party’s bank account for personal purchases and withdrawals totaling $10,037.” The full article can be read HERE.
KNIA-KRLS radio posted the following on their website, “FORMER IOWA LIBERTARIAN PARTY CHAIR ARRESTED ON THEFT CHARGES IN KNOXVILLE. Conner . . . faces charges of theft 1st degree, a Class C felony. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.” The website post, with an updated photo of Mr. Connor, can be found HERE.
The Quad City Times headline is, Former Iowa Libertarian Party chair charged with first-degree theft. The associated article by James Q. Lynch states that, “First-degree theft . . . carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence and a fine between $1,000 and $10,000.” The full article can be read HERE.
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A post on the LP IA website states, Theft Charges Filed Against Former Chair Of Libertarian Party Of Iowa. Ed Wright, current LP IA chair is quoted as, “We are pleased to see that the evidence we submitted against Mr. Conner has been acted on so quickly and decisively by the Knoxville police department. We are still in a state of shock that someone we selected to lead our party could have betrayed the trust of the LPIA and its members so egregiously, but with charges filed we view this as the first step to see that justice is served, and will ultimately allow us to put this episode behind us and work towards a bright future for the LPIA with a redoubled commitment to ethics and transparency.” The website post can be found HERE.