Perry used jet of donor facing fraud probe

Kells Hetherington | Contributor

(The Wall Street Journal) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his family have made presidential campaign trips aboard a jet owned by a wealthy contributor who is under investigation for possible securities fraud by Texas regulators and the US Securities and Exchange Commission, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

Perry, who has emerged in just weeks as the new frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, flew last weekend aboard Brian D. Pardo’s Cessna Citation X jet from a remote Texas airport to various campaign events in Iowa, according to a Perry campaign aide and flight records obtained via

Records showed that Pardo’s plane also flew from Texas to Charleston, S.C., on Aug. 13, the day Perry announced his bid for the presidency there.

Full story: Perry Used Jet of Donor Facing Fraud Probe.

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