Former NC Lawmaker Frank Ballance Out Of Prison

Former North Carolina Rep. Frank Ballance has been released from prison but is serving the rest of his four-year federal sentence under home confinement.

A Federal Bureau of Prisons official said Monday that Ballance is scheduled to complete his term June 23. He was released from
prison March 23.

The former Democratic congressman pleaded guilty in 2004 to diverting taxpayer money to his family and others through a charitable organization he helped start. He began serving his sentence in December 2005, but sentences can be reduced for good behavior.

Community correction manager Gary Moore said Ballance is wearing an electronic surveillance bracelet that prevents him from leaving his home.

Ballance served in the General Assembly before being elected to Congress in 2002. He resigned in June 2004, citing his ill health.


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  • by NaTosha Location: Bertie County on May 19, 2009 at 02:59 PM
    Maybe some of you commenting should get to know Uncle Frank and what he has done for NC, instead of making jokes. He is a great person and always has been. Maybe the commentors shoukld get a job and a life and stop downing others. You may be of interest to an investigation one day. How do you want people to judge you?????????????
  • by Michelle... Location: Capital of NC on Apr 21, 2009 at 04:06 AM
    No need to blame President Obama for someone else's dirty deeds.
  • by Robert Location: Greenville on Apr 16, 2009 at 09:41 AM
    Hey, maybe Bev Perdue will appoint him. He would fit right in with the other tax eveding criminals Obama has up there with him.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Apr 15, 2009 at 07:17 AM
    Another fine example of democratic party politics.
  • by Jim on Apr 14, 2009 at 07:12 AM
    And all the people thought President Bush was to blame for all the economic mess. President Obama see if you can get the Democratic Congress to pay their taxes and keep the thieves, like this loser, from stealing from the American citizens of this country.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Apr 14, 2009 at 05:22 AM
    He did the whole crime, let him do the whole time. He will probably be back in jail sometime in the future.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Apr 13, 2009 at 07:01 PM
    Well, he would've been free June 23rd anyway. He's just going to stay confined to his home for a couple of months.
  • by Jim on Apr 13, 2009 at 03:41 PM
    I guess G.K. Butterfield will have someone to run against him next election. Vote Frank Ballance U.S. Representative.
  • by Heywood Floyd Location: Belhaven on Apr 13, 2009 at 02:55 PM
    Wonderful. Change your passwords, lock the doors to your NGO, Piggybank skimmer and federal con Frank Inballanced is loose. And the Grand Jury is STILL meeting...
  • by Alex Location: Vanceboro on Apr 13, 2009 at 02:35 PM
    If this was any other felon he would still be in jail. because he is a democrat in the state of north carolina he gets special treatment. 2 sets of rules, 1 for regular folk & 1 for the elites like mr ballance.
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