Wright dodges $500 fine

WILMINGTON -- Indicted state Rep. Thomas Wright got a $500 break yesterday. The state Board of Elections waived the fine for failing to file his campaign contribution report. Wright faces fraud charges and a legislative ethics probe for his handling of more than $350,000 dollars in campaign donations, loans and chartable money. His trial is scheduled for March 3.

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The fine should have been assessed, especially since he filed for re-election. Now maybe the folk's in NC should look into the goings on at the State Board of Elections.