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Wilmington man gets $100k fine for political donations

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By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- The North Carolina Board of Elections has fined a Wilmington businessman $100,000 for his role in funneling illegal donations to the campaigns of Gov. Beverly Perdue and others.

The board approved an agreement with Rusty Carter on Wednesday. Carter's attorney paid the administrative penalty immediately.

Court documents show Carter provided extra money to his employees with the understanding that some of it would be contributed to political campaigns. Carter accepted responsibility for the improper donations at a court hearing this spring where he received two years of unsupervised probation and was fined $5,000.

Lawyers say there was no evidence Perdue or the other recipients knew that the donations were illegal.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Donations to Gov Perdue

It seems the never ending corruption for party in power in Raleigh continues, and Gov Perdue is reaping the "rewards".

Looks like Smiley got caught...

...supporting Smiley in an illegal fashion!

Only the extreme tip of the iceberg! There's plenty more unsavory characters just like him out there doing the same thing every day!

MAGIC!!! The art of illusion.....

Riiiiiiight

"Lawyers say there was no evidence Perdue or the other recipients knew that the donations were illegal."

>This story should have read..."no evidence was discovered..." Smiley and her cronies knew exactly where this money was coming from.