The Charleston Gazette has a profile of Freedom Industries and the company’s management structure, if you could call it that.
It’s not a glowing appraisal.
Details are still scant about Farrell and the company’s two founders, but some details about the men, Southern and Carl L. Kennedy II, are known. [...]
In 2005, federal prosecutors charged Kennedy with failing to pay more than $200,000 in income taxes, according to reports at the time. In 1987, he pleaded guilty to selling between 10 and 12 ounces of cocaine, according to reports.