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If convicted Wright could keep pension

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WILMINGTON -- Even if state Rep. Thomas Wright is found guilty of the criminal charges he faces he will still be able to draw taxpayer dollars. Wright is facing six criminal counts of fraud and eight charges of unethical conduct. If convicted Wright will lose his general assembly salary, but he will remain eligible to receive his taxpayer financial state pension when he turns 65. The general assembly tightened pension rules last summer, forcing legislators with fewer than five years of service to forfeit their pension if convicted of a political corruption or election felony charge.

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Prime example

Politicians aren't held to the same standards as the people they are supposed to represent. Thomas Wright made the decision to be a crook and therefore should have to forfeit all benefits if and when he is convicted. U.S. Congressman William Jefferson was found with $90,000 of bribe money in his freezer and is still in office. Look how long it took to get Jim Black out of office... These type people hide in their high offices while their minions do their bidding. Have you ever wondered how politicians become millionaires while holding public office? Keep playing the lottery folks, it's for "the children".

Nice to see my tax dollars

Nice to see my tax dollars at work once again!! An elected official(not one I voted for) can break the law and still retire. While the rest of our are wondering where we are going to get money to pay next months water bill or pay for shoes to go on our childrens feet. Glad to know Mr. Wright will be taken care of in his 'golden years' using my hard earned money!!!!

stolen enough?

Hasn't chuckles stolen enough all ready?

ONLY

As a politician can you break the law and be rewarded...hey, you can loose 7M dollars and nobody blinks an eye...ONE DAY the people of this country are going to WAKE UP and take their country back...until then...these guys can literally get away with murder.

Reward for Corruption!

These untouchable honorables in Raleigh can cheat and steal and can keep their pension? No wonder they spend so much money to get that "power". We the taxpayers need to "clean house"....

Hell, look at all of the

Hell, look at all of the crooks in Washington. They spend millions to get elected or re-elected so they cam make more off of somebody else. Just think about it, why would would somebody spend millions of dollars to get a job that pays about 200,000 a year.

Hell, look at all of the

Hell, look at all of the crooks in Washington. They spend millions to get elected or re-elected so they cam make more off of somebody else. Just think about it, why would would somebody spend millions of dollars to get a job that pays about 200,000 a year.

Thank Goodness for election year!

Thank goodness for election year! Now we can wonder if Justin Lanassa will run for mayor again. Tuesday night he was judging a tattoo contest at the Crazy Horse gentleman's club he sponsored. Albeit he is not a good artist, it is qualities such as that we have learned to accept as the correct morals and values when it comes to current leadership in our local government. IT IS TIME FOR CHANGE!