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

Wright, McAllister campaign finances at issue at board hearing

READ MORE:

RALEIGH (AP) -- A public hearing today will consider complaints about the campaign finances of a once-close ally of former House Speaker Jim Black.

The State Board of Elections is to look into what it calls "potential violations" by the campaign of Representative Thomas Wright, a Democrat from New Hanover County.

The investigation was initiated by a former Democratic consultant. Joe Sinsheimer alleges Wright and his campaign broke elections law by delaying the disclosure of $41,000 in campaign donations.

The board also looked into more than $119,000 that political committees reported giving to Wright's campaign since 1992, money the campaign didn't identify receiving.

The hearing could result in fines or referral to a local prosecutor to consider possible criminal charges.

(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.

»