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SBI agent, elections official to testify in Wright's ethics case

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RALEIGH (AP) -- A State Bureau of Investigation agent says Rep. Thomas Wright admitted depositing charitable donations into his personal banking account. Agent Johnnie Umphlet testified Wednesday that Wright told him the money served as reimbursement for work he did for his charitable foundation. Umphlet appeared before a legislative ethics committee considering whether Wright engaged in unethical conduct while in office. The Wilmington Democrat is accused of misusing more than $340,000 in loans and donations. The House panel could recommend Wright be censured or expelled from the chamber. Umphlet said he interviewed Wright twice last fall. He said Wright told him that he deposited $8,900 in donations from three corporations into his own account. Wright's attorney cross-examined Umphlet, questioning how the interviews were conducted and recorded. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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wright

there needs to be a law giving a stiff punishment to all politicians who break the law.they are no better than anyone else.im tired of seeing them break laws and getting slapped on the hands then you never hear anything else about them.its obvious wright got caught with his fingers in the cookie jar,now lets quit spending our tax dollars on this idiot and go ahead show all the proof you have on him,and lets get him out of office.we could fill all the jails with crooked politicians.and then we wonder why the young folks dont vote.go figure

WRIGHT

GET THAT THIEF OUT OF OFFICE. GRINNING POSSUM THAT HE IS WILL LOOK GOOD IN ORANGE AND HE MIGHT EVEN MAKE GOOD LICENSE PLATES.