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A Wilmington developer tied to the federal indictment of a former Mike Easley aide is out of another job. Today the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization picked a new chair to replace Lanny Wilson. Wilson is believed to be the "Wilmington financier" a 51-count indictment says paid off former Easley aide Ruffin Poole. Wilson lost his spot on the WMPO, a regional group that works on planning and transportation in our area, after he quit the state Transportation Board Thursday. Wilson was not at this afternoon's meeting, but WMPO Coordinator Mike Kozlosky showed off a plaque thanking Wilson for his service. In a somewhat contentious vote, members picked New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield as chair over Wilmington City Council Coman and current WMPO vice chair Laura Padgett. Wilson also stepped down as vice chair of the North Carolina Turnpike Authority Monday. He was a vocal supporter at the state level for the $1.3 billion Cape Fear Skyway project. No word yet on who Gov. Bev Perdue will choose to replace Wilson on the state Transportation Board. State Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight will appoint wilson's successor to the Turnpike Authority.

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