Skip to comments.Wake DA asks SBI to investigate [NC Gov.] Perdue campaign flights
Posted on 10/01/2010 9:05:31 PM PDT by MitchellC
Raleigh, N.C. Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby said Friday that he has asked the State Bureau of Investigation to look into unreported campaign flights by Gov. Beverly Perdue.
The State Board of Elections last month fined Perdue's campaign $30,000 for 41 flights aboard campaign donors' planes during the 2004 and 2008 elections that weren't disclosed in campaign-finance reports until the past year.
Willoughby stressed that his questions don't directly involve Perdue or any other elected official.
"I don't know whether anyone's done anything inappropriate," he said. "I think the State Board of Elections may have been a little hasty in its decision. There are still issues that need to be addressed."
He declined to elaborate other than to say he has questions about "the payment for and reporting of" the flights.
Perdue and representatives of her campaign have maintained that there was never any intent to conceal the flights, some of which might have violated state limits on contributions to candidates. Rather, they have said, the campaign had "a flawed system for recording flights," and the trips weren't discovered until an audit of campaign records was conducted last year.
Spokesman Marc Farinella said Perdue's campaign would cooperate with the SBI investigation but added that he believes agents will conclude that there was no criminal wrongdoing in the case.
The elections board has investigated campaign flights by Perdue and other 2004 and 2008 gubernatorial candidates since late last year. In June, an investigative report found that most candidates didn't properly account for campaign flights, but Gary Bartlett, executive director of the elections board, said at the time that there was no evidence that anyone tried to skirt campaign finance laws.
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Hint, she isn’t a Republican or a Libertarian.
The Democrats have owned my state of birth for so long that it doesn’t matter what they SAY will be investigated — NOTHING will ever be done — UNLESS one Democrat wants to get ANOTHER Democrat out of his way for some reason. If the voters want blood, one Democrat WILL offer another up as a sacrifice, too. We may bee an example of this here — but Perdue won’t go down — not a CHANCE. Not unless she loses the Legislature this November and the Governor’s mansion in 2012. THEN, and only then, might she face any REAL prosecution for crimes.
It would be nice if they would. The corruption in Raleigh is almost never revealed, until it gets so egregious that even Ray Charles could see it.
I’m still waiting on an indictment of Sleazley. As usual, nothing will come of this. The corruption in the RAT house is piled high and deep in NC.