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By Molly Parker 
WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) — Former Wilmington lawmaker Thomas Wright is expected to only serve his minimum prison sentence because of his participation in work programs, according to the Department of Public Safety.
He has earned all the sentence credits he can earn, and his projected release date is May 26, said N.C. Department of Public Safety spokesman Keith Acree. "He has incurred no infractions since he entered prison in April 2008 and is currently working as a chaplain's clerk. In the past he has worked as a janitor, teacher's assistant and in the kitchen," Acree said.
Wright was found guilty by a jury in April 2008 of fraudulently obtaining a $150,000 bank loan and depositing $7,400 in campaign contributions into his personal account. He was sentenced to six to eight years in prison. In August 2008 Wright was convicted on a felony obstruction of justice charge and sentenced to six to eight months in prison for failing to report $200,000 in contributions between 2000 and 2007.

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8 Comments on "Convicted ex-lawmaker Wright on track for early prison release"

2015 years 10 months ago

Just because someone votes Dem does not make us seak out the black man when we vote. Im a 29 year old white woman. I have a great job, Im educated and ect. Sure I was a food stamp child till 18, but without help from them Dem’s I wouldnt of made it. So stop your stupid redneck remarks. People like you are the reason why we have so many issues with the needy and sick not getting help. People like you assume way to much because you refuse to educated yourself.

2015 years 10 months ago

Well good for him. And Dumocrats can use the votes.

2015 years 10 months ago

He didn’t say anything about the man’s skin color. You brought that up. Wright is a crook and he deserves the criticism. This has nothing to do with rednecks (not that you would know the true meaning of the term). If you think you owe the democrats for helping you make it, then you have another thing coming. We, as a society, were helping our fellow man long before the government got involved. Not only that, if you were to check into charitable donations, you would find that republicans donate more than democrats do. You say that you are educated, yet your grammar is horrible. My sixth grader can write and spell better than you. I normally do not make comments on someone’s grammar or spelling, but when you claim to be educated, you should be able to back that up by writing properly. If you are, in fact, educated, then you are a prime example of what is wrong with our education system.

2015 years 10 months ago

Educate, not educated by the way.
No where do I see them saying anything about blacks. YOU lady are the problem with racism these days. Yes you, who saw something not there and rolled with it screaming racism.
Now since you went there and started the name calling, let me reply to you.
Your post reeks of thinking it is okay to take other people’s hard earned money and give it to others. That is not okay and in fact, it is stealing.
I am glad you made something of yourself and no longer a strain on the system. You are an exception to the rule. Majority are career welfare takers.

Beach Bum
2015 years 10 months ago

Can we get our money back from the investment into your sorry ass? Living on food stamps and unemployment is not a job.

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2015 years 10 months ago

Burger King is hiring…Ha!

2015 years 10 months ago

Commucrats will gladly take him in as a victim of oppressive Republicans.

2015 years 10 months ago

I don’t know Mr Wright nor anything about him, but if he did the crime, had done his time then more power to him. Good for him, sounds like he has been a model prisoner, followed rules, and now it’s time to be paroled. Let him go on with his life!!


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