Skip to comments.FBI subpoenas Easley travel records [Former NC Governor (Dem)]
Posted on 05/15/2009 10:04:13 AM PDT by NCDragon
The FBI issued a subpoena to the state Highway Patrol today, ordering the agency to produce all records related to private air travel of the Easley family.
The request is made as part of a grand jury investigation, according to the documents. The grand jury meets next week, according to the subpoena.
Besides seeking information about the private travels of former Gov. Mike Easley, his wife Mary Easley and his son Michael Easley Jr., the subpoena requests documents relating to:
Payments made in exchange for the air travel.
Communications with the Easley family regarding the private travel.
Communications regarding public inquiries surrounding the air travel.
The state Highway Patrol's records retention policy.
The retention or destruction of records related to travel by the Easley family.
The News & Observer published a story on Saturday detailing private flights that the former governor took based on records Easley had kept secret while in office. Some flights were free, according to aircraft owners and pilots who flew him. Some were not reported on campaign disclosure reports, though the records show that they were campaign flights.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsobserver.com ...
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Dem or Rep???
Should have known he’s a DEM. Not a word in the article.
Wiki says dem.
Usually if party is not identified in a scandal story by MSM, the subject is dem.
They always identify republicans.
Why are they investigating Easley and family?
Now that you mention it...his party affiliation (DEMOCROOK), is NOT listed in either article? Imagine that... could it be a mistake by the Drive-by media? *snort*
Some additional news, the current State of NC AG (Ray Cooper),just indicated that he won’t be running for the Senate position currently filled by Richard Burr...NOW maybe he can get off his duff and start the investigation he was afraid to begin due to losing Democrook support in NC!
Easley’s secret flights skirted the law
A group of affluent supporters flew the former governor where he wanted to go; the expensive trips, to fundraisers and vacations, were rarely reported.
The fact it wasn’t referenced in the report must mean the guy is a Democrat.
They start investigating all of this AFTER he’s been out of office for 6 months? I question the timing of this!
There's more corruption here in NC than there was up north.
There's a straight-arrow AG here named Roy Cooper shining a light in a lot of inconvenient corners. Lots of roaches scurrying around.
Bodes well on a couple of fronts.... 1) We need someone here locally to keep after the cleanup.
2) IMHO, someone told him that he'd have problems winning in 2010.
PDF of subpoena
Culture of corruption.