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If you want to know one area of corruption, research the division of former Judicial District 13, now 13a and 13b. RC Soles took Bonner Stiller a draft of the bill which was eventually made law thus creating a job in newly-created 13a for former UCB President Rhone Sasser's son-Douglas Sasser. To keep the more popular African American female judge at bay-13b was given to her. Judge Ola Lewis would have beaten the lesser-experienced judge Sasser hands down, had the district remained 13. Sasser, who had personal problems brought upon by a divorce then marriage with a former secretary, would have never stood a chance in a fair election. In fact most judges in the district owe initial appoints to RC Soles' politicking with governors like Mike Easley. RC Soles created Mitchell Tyler’s job. Mitchell Tyler, the courthouse administrator for Columbus County while being paid $70,000 a year with benefits, does little more than act as Soles' errand boy while collecting funds for the local democrat party. These men have pulled so many shenanigans that they do not need or want an outsider like Jon David around. David threatens their house of cards. This same group, along with longtime power broker Dennis Worley, were the players behind Operation Soccer and recently caused the loss of 2000 possible jobs.
Judge Jolly, when the truth comes out, was only a tool of the powerhouse that has been in place for decades. In fact it was Judge Ola Lewis that launched the attack against the new district attorney. The truth will eventually come to the surface. It is high time that Judge Jolly, appointed in 1984, retires. Judge Lewis, who has since joined the good old boys' club should follow.
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