make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

State Rep. Wright to appear in court on felony charges

READ MORE:
RALEIGH (AP) -- State Representative Thomas Wright has been given two boxes of evidence that prosecutors collected in their criminal case against him. Wake County District Attorney Colin Willoughby released the evidence during a court hearing Monday. Wright has been charged with five felony counts for fraudulently obtaining $160,000 in bank loans and pocketing $185,000 meant for his campaign. He declined comment after the hearing Monday. Another hearing is scheduled Friday. Meanwhile, a panel of six House members will meet later this week to decide whether there's enough evidence to show that Wright may have participated in unethical or illegal conduct. The committee could recommend to the entire chamber that Wright be censured or removed from office. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.