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DA hopes to decide on ex-NC gov case in next month


Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- The prosecutor reviewing whether former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley or others violated campaign finance laws says he hopes to decide in the next month if he'll pursue criminal charges.

Rowan County District Attorney Bill Kenerly told The Associated Press on Monday that he has interviewed witnesses as recently as the last 30 days.

The court system appointed Kenerly to review the case almost a year ago when the State Board of Elections fined Easley's campaign committee $100,000 for failing to timely report dozens of airplane flights carrying Easley.

Easley's attorney didn't immediately return a phone call Monday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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his testimony as well as that of the Campaign Committee members and donors to his campaign, it was pretty clear either he lied or 9 other people got together; agreed on the same scenario of details; and lied. When the Secretary who processed checks indicated the former Governor had instructed her to issue a check to McQueen Campbell without proper documentation; and Mr. Campbell, who's a pretty sharp guy, confirmed her statements, that sort of tips the deck against Mr. Easley. At the very least, perjury for false testimony under oath,

Compound that with all the information Ruffin Poole is spilling in compliance with his plea bargain, the former Governor will have to be a magician to avoid charges.

On another note, was the $100,000 fine paid? His campaign was out of funds and did not have the ability to pay. So did Big Mike step up to the plate and pay? Or did he weasel and indicate he was not personally responsible.

Easley and Wilson's pay to play politics

In my opinion , I think there is enough evidence to secure an indictment against two of southeastern N.C finest citizens. If it is not apparent to the uninformed , the state Democratic Party is one of the most corrupt state governments in our nation. The Democrats have controlled and conducted the business of OUR citizens for over 100 years. This has led to arrogance , complacency and a feeling of invincibility which has led to this reckless behavior.How many more Democratic legislators ( Thomas Wright and Jim Black to name a few ) have to be imprisoned before North Carolinians can see the light. Mike and Lanny it is time to turn in those designer clothes and trade them in for state issued apparel. Ruffin Poole did not plead guilty to just ONE count after initially being charged with 51 counts for nothing. He was singing the song they wanted to hear. There is a small chance OUR corrupt Attorney General Roy Cooper and SBI will provide you cover !

gov should wait

hopefully this will be after election day-so we dont have any uneccssary issues about objectivity