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Ex-leader of North Carolina GOP admits to lying to FBI in corruption case
The Charlotte Observer ^ | October 2, 2019 | Jim Morrill

Posted on 10/02/2019 4:20:22 PM PDT by Coronal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The former head of North Carolina’s Republican Party formally pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday for his role in one of the state’s biggest political corruption cases.

Former GOP Chairman Robin Hayes agreed to plead guilty to lying to federal investigators. He faces up to six months in prison, though prosecutors are likely to ask for less time. No sentencing date has been set.

Hayes, 74, is a Concord native who served in Congress for a decade. The former lawmaker also once ran for governor.

He was one of four men indicted in March on multiple charges of conspiracy and bribery. Also indicted were Durham businessman Greg Lindberg and two associates, John Gray and John Palermo. All four pleaded not guilty at the time.

(Excerpt) Read more at heraldmailmedia.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: charlotte; concord; durham; fbi; greglindberg; johngray; johnpalermo; northcarolina; robinhayes

1 posted on 10/02/2019 4:20:22 PM PDT by Coronal
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To: Coronal

Here we put the party affiliation right in the headline.


2 posted on 10/02/2019 4:22:12 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: Coronal

He’s a Republican and right there in the headline, they mention his party affiliation.

Had he been a Democrat, they would have never mentioned his party.


3 posted on 10/02/2019 4:23:57 PM PDT by Meatspace
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To: Coronal

6 months isn’t a long sentence if it is the biggest criminal conspiracy corruption case evah.


4 posted on 10/02/2019 4:27:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: Steely Tom

And do not mention the party affiliation of the other three?


5 posted on 10/02/2019 4:27:18 PM PDT by Ingtar (Funds Robbed from Everyone Else. F.R.E.E.)
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To: Coronal

Isn’t it curious how the police can lie to citizens, per the Supreme Court, but if you lie to them you go to jail?


6 posted on 10/02/2019 4:27:22 PM PDT by vigilence (Vigilence)
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To: Coronal

What? They punish people for lying to the FBI? When did this start?


7 posted on 10/02/2019 4:35:40 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ( (optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Coronal

I haven’t heard of any democrats being charged with anything lately.


8 posted on 10/02/2019 4:36:30 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: vigilence

Which makes one wonder, why would anyone ever talk to the police? I guess the only reason to talk to the FBI is to snitch on someone else, in order to avoid jail time.


9 posted on 10/02/2019 4:37:55 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going no than throwing bleach, said one w)
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To: Bonemaker

Because Democrat lies aren’t considered lies to them.


10 posted on 10/02/2019 4:40:14 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -GW)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

>…why would anyone ever talk to the police? <

In case anyone hasn’t seen it, here is an excellent video, “Don’t Talk to the Police”. It’s a lecture given by a law professor. It’s both interesting and informative.

He even explains how you can get into trouble when you’re innocent, and everything you say is true.

https://youtu.be/d-7o9xYp7eE


11 posted on 10/02/2019 4:45:31 PM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Leaning Right

Jail him. He needs to experience the joys of anal sex.


12 posted on 10/02/2019 4:49:07 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Leaning Right

Jail him. He needs to experience the joys of anal sex.

Lying to the FBI should not be a crime anymore.


13 posted on 10/02/2019 4:51:59 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Coronal

It is remarkable how FBI efficiency improves when a repub is the target.

There must be a better word for it than “remarkable”.


14 posted on 10/02/2019 5:01:56 PM PDT by old curmudgeon (There is no situation so terrible, so disgraceful, that the federal government can not make worse)
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To: Meatspace

I met Hayes when he ran for governor, he was a decent conservative, personable too. He didn’t win; Jim Hunt beat him. He eventually won an NC Congressional seat. His last job was as chair of the NC GOP, so I have no problem with the article mentioning that.

This is sad. The Insurance Commisioner he was accused of attempting to bribe is GOP. I’ve met him too, and he was decent conservative. Politics has bad apples in it in both parties.
Not sure what got into Hayes’ head.


15 posted on 10/02/2019 5:03:12 PM PDT by Susquehanna Patriot
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To: DIRTYSECRET

“...experience the joys of anal sex...”
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Anal sex is a joy?
Do you know this from personal experience?


16 posted on 10/02/2019 5:23:06 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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Well, I’m sorry he is a Repubelikan.

But given what we now know about the massive corruption at the FBI, lying to them shouldn’t be a crime.... It should be a requirement.


17 posted on 10/02/2019 5:28:07 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Lying to the FBI should not be a crime anymore.

This!

18 posted on 10/02/2019 6:12:38 PM PDT by flamberge (The wheels keep turning)
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