Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff has received over $5,000 in compensation from Qatari-owned Al Jazeera since January 2016, according to his recently filed financial disclosure report.
Ossoff, who is hoping to win the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, has taken heat from Republican opponents for his ties to Al Jazeera, which has aired films produced by Ossoff’s investigative film company. The London-based company Insight: The World Investigates (Insight TWI) has produced nine films for Al Jazeera since Ossoff joined as managing director and CEO in 2013, according to its website.
Ossoff disclosed his finances last week after he was criticized by Democratic opponents for his role in the foreign business. His opponents also pointed out that Ossoff’s financial disclosure forms had been overdue for over a month.
“You say you’re a small business owner, but you don’t have a business located in the United States,” Ron Slotin said to Ossoff during a Democratic candidate forum in March. “Every candidate that runs for federal office needs to file a financial statement—you can go in there and look at all my business records, everywhere I get money from, all my assets—Jon, you were supposed to turn in your financial statements February 2nd and you didn’t.”