Documents provide details on 1990s Perdue probe

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) -- The ABC11 I-Team has received documents through the Freedom of Information Act that reveal new details about a 15-year-old federal investigation of Governor Beverly Perdue.

The FBI file shows she was the focus of a political corruption probe while a powerful state senator in the North Carolina General Assembly.

The report looks at a car accident involving Perdue on July 4, 1995 and how Perdue and the North Carolina Highway Patrol handled it. It also examines promotions she got for certain Highway Patrol officers in the wake of the accident. Perdue would later pick one of them to lead the patrol when she became governor.

The FBI investigated allegations of abuse of power and whether Perdue "may have violated the federal mail fraud statute in connection with an insurance claim she submitted to State Farm insurance Company," says the report. The investigation was later closed without any charges being filed.

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Bev Perdue gets away with making everyone think she's stupid while knowing exactly what she's doing. Wouldn't come to Wilmington for debates, but at the same time came down to break ground on a Hilton Hotel. Not to mention signing a ban on sweepstakes businesses, but at the same time eluding to controlling them under the lottery commission. She's the worst joke I've ever encountered and the worst part is, I can't stop laughing even though it's so disappointing.

I'm seeing the word corruption come up again and again in these comments. I'm seeing people referring to other politicians being corrupt because they are Democrats. Hilarious! Go back to sociology class, folks. Elected officials are no different from the rest of us when it comes to doing and repaying favors. Perdue gave a job to someone who helped her in a pinch? How novel! That's how it's commonly done in the non-political world, too.

None of this is meant to defend the truly guilty, but come one, folks.
You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours is an entirely human means of getting things accomplished. EVERYONE does it.

WOw I find this to be funny. Let me tell you why. I tryed to post a comment on here when the woman got elected. WWAY wouldn't post it. But whatever. Here I go again. This woman I know for a fact put someone in a job at the DMV in Raleigh that Doesn't know the first thing about the DMV. He worked for his wifes father on their car lot they own. The only reason she gave him the job was because he backed her election campaign . He was out there every day trying to get her election votes from Wilmington. So, I still stand by my thoughts and reasons that she is not doing her job well by hiring people who are not qualified to run our city offices or state offices.

She's my hero. Heard her speak at the Hilton in Wilmington last year. She wants to help the kids and get people to work. She thought of that -- it's all her idea. She also embodies the "first in flight" phrase with frequent use of private jets. If we could just clone her...

She continues in the great tradition of Mike Sleazely, Thomas Wrong, err I mean Thomas Wright, Jim Black and the rest of the crooked bums that this state KEEPS electing. Besides being arrogant, corrupt crooks there's one more thing they all have in common: they're DEMOCRATS. Wake up North Carolina, just because your "daddy was a democrat" that's no reason to elect the same bunch over and over again.

Vote Pat McCrory for governor in 2012. And if you live in the city of Wilmington get rid of good old boy, Mr. Annexation Billy Saffo and the rest of the McColl machine too!

If she gets impeached, I'm withdrawing my job application to the Highway Patrol people. I can't believe I'm stacking these liquor shelves again.

Abuse of power and corruption are nothing new in Raleigh, Washington and Wilmington. She is just as crooked now as she was 15 years ago (IMO). The former Governor was as well. These people are above the laws that are written for us sheeple and that has been proven time and time again. If they happen to get caught, it's a mere slap on the wrist compared to what Joe Citizen would recieve.

Throw the bums out!

...and make room for new bums!!!

what a sorry bunch these three are--self interested, pompous, arrogant and strictly out for themselves. in 2012 lets throw these bums out- they can go to work for Louise mcColl.

Impeach, impeach, impeach. What a crook. The reason the case was closed is the same reason she didn't get a ticket. She looked out for whoever was in charge. What an ethical crook.

I don't know why it takes so long for people in NC to realize how corrupt the government under Perdue has been. Why anyone would vote for her is beyond comprehension.

I totally agree with you Perdue has done so much harm to our state and educational system. I cannot wait for 2012 to arrive and for her to be shown the door. I did not vote her in and will not vote for her again. I hope all the organizations that backed her are paying attention.