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March 3 trial date set for Rep. Wright on criminal fraud charges

RALEIGH (AP) -- State Representative Thomas Wright will stand trial on criminal fraud charges in March. Wake County Judge Judge Henry Hight set the March 3 trial date on Monday. Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby said he wanted the case tried in a timely manner and before the scheduled May 6 primary, in which Wright could seek re-election. Wright was indicted in December on six felonies. The Wilmington Democrat is accused of illegally obtaining or misusing more than $350,000 in campaign donations, loans and charitable money. Wright also faces an ethics investigation in the Legislature and could be removed from office. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Why doesn't the state go

Why doesn't the state go ahead and give him a slap on the wrist and a stern finger wag, telling him "Don't do it again." Thats whats going to happen anyway. At least doing it now will save the taxpayers money by not having a long and drawn out trial.

You know it

You know chuckles won't admit he is guilty. He wants to drag this out as long as he can. He is like most criminals in jail, all are innocent! Lock him away.

Of course he would

Don't all the criminals say that when asked? It doesn't take a criminal mind to be bright enough to come up with that. This guy tries to sell of the lives of a whole small town of people for his own greed to Hugo Neu. Why he isn't already standing in court for 700 or so counts of attempted murder leaves me mad. Although the crimes he is going down for are enough to get him some serious jail time, I hope he meets a fate worse than a child killer in jail.

Thomas Wright

Rep. Wright is accused of dishonestly as a politician. Many voters do not feel that Wright has fairly represented them. Many would think twice about trusting him with public funds. What guess what? He's not the lone ranger. I am not defending Rep. Wright in any way. I am only saying that many politicians are not honest leaders. Their hands find many ingenious ways into the tax fund cookie jar. Yes, isn't it fun to join the mob, and kick 'em when they're down. It is a much harder to lead the voters in weeding out the weeds!