Theft charges filed against former chair of Libertarian Party of Iowa
The Libertarian Party of Iowa (LPIA) has learned that the Knoxville police department filed felony theft charges against its former chair, Michael Conner Jr, on Monday, December 6th. A warrant was executed on Wednesday, December 8th. Mr. Conner has been charged with felony C theft in the first degree, which is defined in Iowa code as theft in excess of $10,000.
“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”, said Ed Wright, LPIA chair. “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 Libertarian Party of Iowa is committed to America’s heritage of freedom: individual liberty and personal responsibility.