Perriello sold financial stake in company linked to pipeline and Trump's border wall
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello has sold his financial holdings in a construction company interested in building President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border and that has worked with Dominion Energy, a Perriello punching bag, on energy projects in Virginia.
Perriello’s investment in Fluor Corp., revealed last month on the former congressman’s mandatory conflict-of-interest disclosure, cut against his campaign message of populist reform, standing up to Trump and fighting corporate power.
At the time, Perriello’s campaign said he wasn’t aware of the investment. The campaign confirmed the stock was sold on April 18 but declined to comment on the reasons behind the decision.
Perriello’s financial disclosure showed he had equities valued somewhere between $5,000 and $50,000 in the Texas-based engineering and construction firm. The company, a major federal contractor, had expressed early interest in the still-uncertain wall project, though it’s not clear how strongly it is pursuing the work.