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We now have reason to believe that there are several other young men, in addition to Allen Strickland, receiving substantial financial assistance from Senator Soles. One of Senator Soles’ legal clients, B.J. Wright, was released from prison Monday, and it appears there is a paper trail that shows R.C. Soles has been giving him a lot of money. Billie J. Wright, 23, was released from prison on Monday after a two-year stint behind bars for crimes ranging from larceny to hit and run to assault. Wright is a client of Soles, who works as a criminal attorney in Columbus County. According to article’s from the news reporter out of Whiteville Senator Soles defended B.J. Wright on more than 30 criminal charges before the D.A. finally stepped in and threw the book at Wright in 2007. Since he went to prison, it appears that R.C. Soles has been continuing to help B.J. Wright. Documents we were given to WWAY by a source within the prison system, who shared them with the agreement that we not release their identity. They are internal prison documents that show who has been sending inmates money while they are incarcerated. They indicate B.J. Wright had a balance of more than $8,000 when he left Bladen Correctional, and his most generous benefactor was R.C. Soles. We’ve also received about a dozen reports that the Senator has purchased the ex-con a Chevrolet Tahoe, that’s sitting outside Wright’s mother’s residence in Whiteville. Wright refused our request for an interview on the matter, and the Senator hasn’t returned any of our calls for weeks. The prison documents also indicate that Soles has been giving generous financial assistance to other inmates, including Shane Coleman, and Daniel Floyd. Some at the North Carolina State Bar say while it’s highly unusual for an attorney to provide financial assistance to an inmate, it doesn’t run afoul of any professional ethics rules. There are ethical guidelines that prohibit North Carolina attorneys from entering into certain business and sexual relationships with their clients. The state bar says it’s flat out against the law to post bail for a client. It appears that B.J. Wright was able to post bonds for tens of thousands of dollars before he went to prison. We’re still trying to track down who posted those bonds, but one thing that plenty of people are telling us is that R.C. Soles hands out a lot of cash. “He had his secretary, Amanda something, who has just quit, walk out of the back of his office and hand me maybe a total of $35,000 cash. For what purpose? I don’t know,” said Stacey Scott. Since they aren’t public record, we can’t independently confirm the prison inmate bank account records. And, again, Senator Soles refuses to discuss any of these transactions with us.

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2015 years 9 months ago

the young man stated he was given $35,000 but he does not know why. That was my point. How many people would have the gall to state they did not know why they were given the money.

Focus on what I asked or stated>

Perhaps, the News Team can find out what became of the money.

But, if you live in big TC and have so much inside information, why not step forward and assist the legal beagles or TV-3?

2015 years 9 months ago

You think that Mr. Soles doesnt know who and what are said at the Grand Jury inquiry… HAHAHA. Be the bigger person and go and tell all RIGHT. Well sometimes it is not that easy as that. You would not believe some of the things that go on after dark and even during the day in the big ole town of TC.

2015 years 9 months ago

you and every other person with “inside information” — you know the kind of information which would impact our perceptions — to step forward and volunteer to be sworn and testify before the Grand Jury.

I am no fan of Senator Soles.

But for all those who “know so much local gossip” be persons of credibility and honor — step forward and testify.

And don’t be afraid of RC. He will have no knowledge of what you testify to — Grand Juries meet in private settings.

2015 years 9 months ago

you need to look back on Soles records to all of his clients these are not the only three that he has helped in the past i promise you which some are locked up now but there are MORE please contiue on this story

2015 years 9 months ago

this is hard to swallow. This Stacey Scott states Senator Soles Law Secretary walked out the back of his office and hands him maybe $35,000; but he does not know why.

Here’s a good question with a follow up. Who is Stacey Scott? And what did he do with the money?

2015 years 9 months ago

Stacy Scott is also one of RC’s clients, along with his brother Michael. Surf City Tom, the list goes on and on. I live in the big TC and we all know and have known its just one of those things that is pushed under the table. RC was Stacy and his brother’s best man and they got married at RC’s house. The News and Observer reported about this some time back

2015 years 9 months ago

It looks like to me a paper trail could be found on the car and 4 wheelers for Allen Strickland. I mean he is a minor and could not sign for these things on his on. Maybe the dealerships will have some info on who purchased these luxury items for him. Whose name are these items in and who pays taxes on these items? These are only a few questions that come to mind that could be investigated!!!

ta tavenner
2015 years 9 months ago

Well Well, looks like it is time to turn the fire a little higher on Senator Soles.

Now we have 3 young men claiming to be on the Senator’s dole.

Why would the Senator buy Mr. Wright a Chevrolet Tahoe. Does Senator Soles own a Car lot some where we are not aware of. What dealer is providing these Chevrolet to these young men and Senator Soles. And dose Mr Wright have a Driver’s Lic.

Lets sit them all down before the public and get this out in the open once and for all.

Since the Senate is out for summer break, now might be a good time for the public to go to Senator Soles office and ask questions or protest his refusal to answer questions.

2015 years 9 months ago

Senator Soles’ private life is his own up to the point that state laws may be being broken. Strickland is a minor, and the DA should be convening the grand jury to ascertain the exact nature of these relationships. Why is Soles having problems with so many young male clients?

2015 years 9 months ago

Where can I get one of those Soles Lottery tickets?

Either these boys are lucky or they are being paid. Soles says they are lucky he is so generous.


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