He claims he did not know about it. Aaron Gould Sheinin has the scoop.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nathan Deal said Monday that he was unaware his son-in-law had previously filed for bankruptcy when when he invested $2 million of his own money into a business venture with his daughter and the man she married.
Deal, speaking to reporters and editors at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, said his son-in-law, Clint Wilder, had good financial credentials, including a degree from Emory University, a MBA from Tulane University and job experience with BearingPoint consultants.
“He has been a good husband to my daughter, he’s been a good father to my youngest grandson,” Deal said when asked if he would still have invested so heavily into the couple’s planned sports goods store if he had known about the bankruptcy. “He had the criteria and the credentials and he’s a fine person. I did not know at the time and things are as they are.”