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Evidence against Wright detailed for third time as trial begins

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RALEIGH (AP) -- For the third time, evidence detailing the alleged crimes of former Rep. Thomas Wright is before the public. Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby called retired state official Torlen Wade to testify Tuesday at Wright's criminal trial. Wade repeated for the court how he wrote a bogus letter on Wright's behalf in 2002 that helped the Wilmington Democrat secure a $150,000 bank loan. Wade's account of his dealings have previously been aired before the State Board of Elections and a special House ethics panel. The Board of Elections referred Wright's case to Willoughby, while the full House voted last month to follow the ethics panel's recommendation and kick Wright out of office. Wright's criminal trial began Monday with jury selection and a few procedural witnesses. He is charged with committing fraud in obtaining the bank loan and pocketing another $8,900 in corporate contributions meant for a health foundation he led in Wilmington. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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did you see

Did you see where chuckles said we should thank him for his service? He is such a joke!

chuckles

I hate to point it out but you KNOW Wright is GLAD that STB Ex-sheriff Hewett is stealing the spot light right now. What is wrong with these PEOPLE?? man-o-man

Wright or Wrong?

It is sad that just because he was associated with New Hanover Community Health Center by only being on its board, the Center has suffered. The Center does a wonderful justice of serving the public from the affluent to the indigent. Thomas Wright has given this wonderful medical center a black eye. It is a relief to know that he did nothing more than sit on its board. The public needs to rally around the people and business tainted by Thomas Wright. We need the Community Health Center. We dont need Thomas WRight.

Finally!!!!!!!!!!!

It is truly a breath of fresh air that this travesty is finally moving forward! There are so many innocent people, FORMER assocites, friends and professional acquaintances who have been held hostage by "Mr. Chuckles." Well, "Mr. Chuckles," your old "partner-in- crime," and FORMER legislative mob boss, Jim Black is waiting for you! - even though he'll be getting out of jail, when you will just be getting adjusted to your bed! I'm sure that even he has gotten a kick out of how you have dragged this out, in true 'henchman' form. You have embarrassed the people of New Hanover and Pender, as well as the people of this great state long enough. . . .and so allow me to prepare you for what has been inevitable. . . ". . .ladies and gentlemen of the jury, . . . what say you?" "WE FIND THE DEFENDANT THOMAS EDWARD WRIGHT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS!" (. . . and we will all see the smirk, "Mr. Chuckles" has maintained finally go away - if only for ELEVEN YEARS!!!!!!!!) - lights out! fade to Black!!!! I mean Wright!!!! No, No No, you both were still W R O N G !!!!!!!!!

Hops so

In addition to 11 years in prison, I hope chuckles is forced to pay back the money he stole and pay the extra cost of removing him from the House.