Jonathan O'Connell

Washington, D.C.

Business reporter

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jonathan O'Connell is a reporter focused on investigations. He has covered economic development, commercial real estate and President Donald Trump's business. He joined The Post in 2010.
Latest from Jonathan O'Connell

    How Alex Jones shifted money away amid Sandy Hook cases

    Alex Jones moved millions of dollars out of his company and into companies controlled by himself, friends or relatives, as the potential for damages mounted.

    November 28, 2022

    Sandy Hook families sued Alex Jones. Then he started moving money around.

    Records show how Jones began transferring millions from his media company to firms that he or his family members controlled.

    November 21, 2022

    ‘Fat Leonard’ had life of leisure, relaxed security before escape, capture

    On home confinement in San Diego, "Fat Leonard" Francis hired servants and undermined the security requirements aimed at keeping the mastermind of a $35 million Navy bribery scandal from fleeing, according to interviews and records obtained by The Washington Post.

    September 24, 2022

      Will Trump settle? Answers to your questions about the new lawsuit.

      Post reporters answered your questions about the lawsuit which alleges $250 million fraud, and seeks to bar the Trumps from serving as executives of any company operating in New York

      September 23, 2022

        3 takeaways from New York’s lawsuit against Trump

        The Post’s Jonathan O’Connell breaks down the potential implications of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit against the Trumps.

        September 22, 2022

        Donald Trump, 3 of his children accused of business fraud by New York AG

        The suit alleges that the former president and Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. flagrantly manipulated property valuations to deceive lenders, insurance brokers and tax authorities.

        September 21, 2022

        At Invitation Homes, unpermitted work leaves leaky plumbing, faulty repairs, renters say

        The nation's largest corporate landlord boasts of leading a "revolution" in rental houses. But some of its portfolio of 80,000 homes were renovated without permits.

        July 12, 2022

        Trump sells D.C. hotel lease to Miami investment group

        Record-setting price will allow Trump to pay off $170 million loan to Deutsche Bank. The property will become a Waldorf Astoria hotel.

        May 11, 2022

        Trump grand jury ending in N.Y. with no charges against ex-president

        Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has doubts about the case, people familiar with the investigation say, in part because he does not want to use former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen as a witness.

        April 29, 2022