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Indicted video poker exec gave to McCrory, NC GOP

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Gov. Pat McCrory says he has given to charity campaign cash received from a video poker operator facing racketeering, conspiracy and money laundering charges in Florida.

Records show Chase Egan Burns of Anadarko, Okla., and his wife gave $8,000 to McCrory's campaign in October. Burns gave another $25,000 to the North Carolina Republican Party, and nearly $125,000 to GOP and Democratic legislators.

Burns and his wife are owners of gambling units supplied to Allied Veterans, a Florida non-profit corporation. Prosecutors say Burns earned more than $290 million from illegal gaming, while less than 1 percent of the proceeds were spent on veterans.

McCrory's spokeswoman said Thursday a donation was made the prior night to a Durham charity serving the homeless. House Democrats also announced they will donate their contributions.

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3/14/2013 2:33:30 PM (GMT -4:00)

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