19 Action News reported on a plane crash that resulted in the death of Michael Connell. Connell was a Republican media consultant for George Bush and John McCain.


Connell had been accused of rigging the 2004 presidential election in Ohio but he denied the charges under oath.

Civil attorney Clifford Arnebeck wanted Connell placed under federal protection. Arnebeck said that he received confidential information that Karl Rove threatened Connell's life in he told all that he knew about the 2004 election.

19 Action News reported that a friend told Connell not to fly his plane because the plane might be sabotaged. Connell twice cancelled flights because he suspected sabotage.

This video is from 19 Action News, broadcast Dec. 21, 2008.

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