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#ncpol: Lawyer tied to House leaders, NC Dems’ Goodwin INDICTED

The saga swirling around Raleigh attorney Mark Bibbs appears to prove that political corruption IS bipartisan: […] Raleigh attorney and lobbyist Mark Bibbs faces ten criminal charges stemming from an investigation by the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office that was prompted by a WBTV…

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Fletcher Hartsell: GUILTY !!!

Cabarrus County’s notorious bearded RINO has entered some guilty pleas in federal court:  Former North Carolina Senator Fletcher Hartsell, who represented Cabarrus County in the legislature for decades, pleaded guilty to two counts of filing false tax returns and one count of mail fraud. The plea…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Feds INDICT Fletcher Hartsell

The other shoe has dropped.  A Cabarrus County senator has a federal indictment to go along with his state indictment on campaign finance violations.  If you recall, Hartsell had reported paying for a lot of stuff on his campaign report, with campaign funds, that really…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature Politics

#NCGA: Harrell v. Hartsell. Events south of the border sound eerily familiar to case up here

The word is out that South Carolina’s state House speaker has been indicted: First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe announces that the Richland County Grand Jury indicted Robert W. Harrell, Jr., Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, today on nine charges.  The nine indictments…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

L’affaire LaRoque exposing chinks in Thom T’s armor?

    Talk about closing the barn door after the horses have escaped.   It’s being reported now that state House speaker Thom Tillis is recommending that his federally-indicted House colleague (and close political ally) Stephen LaRoque resign from his state House seat.  That’s *nice*…

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Indictment of Boss Bev cronies is like deja vu all over again …

  If I talked to you about a governor with cronies laundering money to sidestep campaign finance laws, you’d think I was talking about Mike Easley.  We went through a whole soap opera about ol’ Mike, a made-up job for his wife, unauthorized campaign flights,…