There were some discrepancies with the company’s names even in the documents provided.
Kent’s W-2 form from 2020 identified his employer as Advanced Enterprise Solutions of Milford, Del., and showed Kent was paid wages of $111,799.96. The W-2 form from 2021 identified the company as Advanced Enterprises Solutions LLC of Herndon, Va., with wages of $122,110.36.
In addition to the discrepancy in the company’s name between the two forms, the company’s federal employer ID number was shown on one form but redacted on the other, making cross-checking impossible. And neither corporate name matches a registration document filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission.
That document, found on the commission’s website, identified the company as Advanced Enterprise Solutions Group LLC, a Delaware company operating in Virginia. It also stated on Wednesday that the company’s annual registration fee is past due and that it is listed as “pending inactive.”
A check of the commission’s website on Thursday morning showed that the company’s information had been updated on Thursday and that it was now listed as “active.”
It listed the name of the company’s CEO as Sean Reed but offered no further details, other than including a statement from an associate from Ambrose Partners, a Washington, D.C., law firm, stating that Kent is “employed by a U.S. company” that wishes to not be identified, saying that while individuals are free to participate in politics, they as a company do not.
“They fully support his patriotic pursuit of civil service as they do for all citizens regardless of political affiliation,” the statement read. “We confirmed Kent’s employment with this company’s outside counsel.”