FIRST ON 3: Former DA Rex Gore & Assistant District Attorney under SBI investigation for turning in false expense reports


BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Former District Attorney Rex Gore and an assistant district attorney are being investigated by the SBI tonight as investigators look into questions about travel reimbursements.

ADA Elaine Kelley worked for Gore, and up until Thursday, for current DA Jon David. But we have learned she no longer works in the DA’s office after a visit from the SBI.

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Sources tell us the SBI is looking into whether Gore allowed Kelley to expense unofficial travel in order to help beef up her salary.

We’re told when Kelley joined Gore’s team, he couldn’t match her salary requirements.

Now the SBI is investigating whether he approved her filing travel expense reports to help alleiviate the pay difference.

We’re also told when investigators showed up at her office in Elizabethtown on Thursday, she resigned shortly thereafter.

We’ve called Jon David’s office multiple times this afternoon for comment but he has yet to return the calls.

We’ll stay on top of this story and update you as soon as we know more details.