No charges will be filed in probes of NC DMV


    RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby says he won’t file charges in three investigations of wrongdoing at the state Division of Motor Vehicles.

    The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the State Bureau of Investigation conducted three separate investigations into the division starting in 2009.

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    One case involved improper gifts and meals to DMV employees by Verizon Business, a state contractor. Willoughby says the gifts and meals were unethical but says administrative penalties against those involved were enough punishment.

    Another case involved a no-bid contract awarded to a company with ties to Tony Rand, who was state Senate majority leader at the time. That company was also part of the third probe, based on a claim that Rand had pressured a different contractor to sell its business.

    Information from: The News & Observer,

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