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Mike Easley

Republicans to examine immunity law in Easley case

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Republicans plan to examine a North Carolina law that contributed to a plea agreement allowing former Gov. Mike Easley to emerge from a vast investigation into his life with just a $1,000 fine. Full story...
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EASLEY INVESTIGATION: Former governor enters felony plea agreement

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video Former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley has entered a plea agreement over a false campaign finance report, consenting to a $1,000 fine after state and federal prosecutors spent more than a year combing through his life. UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM THE SBI AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. Full story...
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Easley's hometown reacts to plea deal

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video Though Mike Easley is considered a hometown boy in Southport, many residents feel they got no hometown support from him. Easley has been under state and federal investigation for two years, but many in Southport say they have known there was something a little fishy about him for a long time. Full story...
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Judge says hearing scheduled in Easley probe

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Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens said Monday that there will be a hearing in Wake County on Tuesday. Rowan County District Attorney Bill Kenerly has been reviewing whether Easley or others broke campaign finance laws. Full story...
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DA hopes to decide on ex-NC gov case in next month

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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. Full story...
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2007 letter from Holden to Easley carried instructions to shred

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The letter is on City of Southport letterhead, and has a memo attached advising the governor to shred it after reading. Full story...
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Former Southport mayor testifies to Easley grand jury

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Norman Holden had no comment for reporters as he left the courthouse. The grand jury has been investigating former Gov. Mike Easley. Full story...
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Easley probe includes former Southport Mayor

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A federal subpoena shows investigators want information about a contract Norman Holden had with the Department of Transportation. Full story...
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Feds investigating Wilmington businessman campaign donations

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Wilmington businessman Rusty Carter was convicted last week of making illegal campaign contributions, but his legal troubles may not be over yet. We learned this afternoon he may face even more charges from a federal investigation. Full story...
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Aide: Easley used private e-mail for state business

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E-mails from a private account for state business would be considered public records. Full story...
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