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Appeal denied for former state Rep. Wright


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The NC Court of Appeals has upheld a felony conviction against former state Rep. Thomas Wright. Wright, who represented parts of New Hanover and Pender Counties, was expelled from the legislature before being convicted in 2008.

His attorneys argued Wright's failure to properly file campaign finance reports did not constitute obstruction of justice. The court ruled even though the law had never been applied this way the charge did fit.

Wright was recently moved to New Hanover Correctional to continue serving his six to eight-year sentence.

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O'le Chuckles isn't smiling anymore.....I'd like to see MORE elected leaders taken to court! Dang...we can throw the President in the mix as well!

Once again we see how money,

Once again we see how money, and power and who you know will get you what you WANT!!!! How many other men and women who commited the same CRIME would like to be closer to their family but are DENIED!! Just like the Sheriff Hewitt....he deserved more and got nothing....same old stuff that has been going on since the beginning of time!!!!!!

he deserved more?

What did ol ronald deserve more of? He misled enough people and CHILDREN your right, he deserved more prison time! Jail is to easy

Too Bad

they moved him closer to his home. Had he stayed where he was he might have had company named Easley.