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Former State Representative Thomas Wright released from prison

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videoFormer State Representative Thomas Wright is out of prison after more than six years behind bars, following fraud and obstruction of justice convictions. Full story...
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Former state lawmaker Thomas Wright to leave prison

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videoDuring Thomas Wright's 15 years as a state legislator, his name was affixed to the member board mounted in the House chamber. Now, his name is scrawled on a board that keeps track of inmates at New Hanover County's state prison. Full story...
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Convicted ex-lawmaker Wright on track for early prison release

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Former Wilmington lawmaker Thomas Wright is expected to only serve his minimum prison sentence because of his participation in work programs, according to the Department of Public Safety. Full story...
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Appeal denied for former state Rep. Wright

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The NC Court of Appeals has upheld a felony conviction against former state Rep. Thomas Wright. Wright, who represented parts of New Hanover and Pender Counties, was expelled from the legislature before being convicted in 2008. Full story...
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Judges deny Thomas Wright's appeal

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Thomas Wright's 2008 conviction will stand. Tuesday, judges denied Wright's appeal of three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. Full story...
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Candidates for the 18th House District Seat

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videoOn Tuesday, voters in parts of New Hanover and Pender counties will select a permanent representative for the 18th House District Seat formerly held by Thomas Wright. Full story...
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Wright found guilty of obstruction of justice

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Former North Carolina Rep. Thomas Wright has been found guilty of felony obstruction of justice. Full story...
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Day two of Thomas Wright case

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Day two of former State Rep. Thomas Wright's obstruction of justice trial and his lawyer has declined to present any evidence in defense. Full story...
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Thomas Wright back in court today

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Former New Hanover Rep. Thomas Wright was back in court today, facing a trial for obstruction of justice. Full story...
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Wright's replacement wins 18th District nomination

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Sandra Spaulding Hughes will face Republican Thom Goolsby, a Wilmington attorney, in the general election in November. Full story...
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Wright under extended lock-down

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Prison officials brought Wright to Vanceboro just hours after he was found guilty of fraud. Wright pulled in to the Craven Correctional Institution after the judge handed him a six-to-eight-year sentence. The institution is a processing center for new inmates. Full story...
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Easley officially appoints Wright replacement

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The people previously represented by former state House member Thomas Wright officially have their replacement. Full story...
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DA: Wright's prison term appropriate

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videoOn Monday former state Rep. Thomas Wright was found guilty of three of the four felony fraud charges that he was facing. He's already in jail, and for now he's at the Craven County Correctional Facility in Vanceboro. Full story...
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Wright working his way through prison system

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Former state Rep. Thomas Wright is working his way through the North Carolina prison system. Wright was convicted on three counts of fraud yesterday in Raleigh and sentenced to as much as eight years in prison. Full story...
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Former Rep. Wright guilty, sentenced to up to 8 years in prison

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videoFormer Rep. Thomas Wright has been sentenced between roughly six and eight years in prison after a jury found him guilty of fraud. The crimes are nearly identical to those that led his colleagues in the House to kick him out of office. Full story...
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