LaRoque Under Investigation

A state legislator from the east is now under federal investigation.

It's the nonprofit business practices of Republican Representative Stephen LaRoque of Lenoir county that US Department of Agriculture is now looking into. That's according to NC Policy Watch.

The government would not say exactly what the investigation was looking to find, but last summer, LaRoque came under fire from NC Policy Watch for his salary from the Kinston based East Carolina Development Company and the Piedmont Development Company, along with having family serve in key roles.

LaRoque is a republican and the NC Policy Watch Group is a left-leaning organization.


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  • by Good Ole Boy is Back on Jan 20, 2012 at 09:35 PM
    I am sure you do miss representing since you are not a Representative any more.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 at 07:53 AM in reply to Good Ole Boy is Back
      You might not be much longer LaRoque. You could be making license plates.
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        by Good Ole Boy on Jan 21, 2012 at 04:22 PM in reply to
        I am still not Representative Laroque. The NC justice center/ policy watch is a racist organization in my opinion.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 17, 2012 at 11:41 PM
    I want an interview with a representative of the nc justice center. Let's do it y'll.
  • by One of the Good Ole Boyieeees on Jan 17, 2012 at 11:20 PM
    WoW. It took over 4 hours for these guys to respond. Typical democons. I Posted, went and made my money. Came home(over 5 hours later) , and they have just now gotten out of bed and responded. Un-believable. Keep up the good work democons. With the democrats in the Republican's corner...We Will Win!!!
  • by simpleone on Jan 17, 2012 at 01:11 PM
    Well, LaRoque did tell the girl who worked for him 1 hour that anyone who had a drivers license and clean criminal record could get a job.
  • by No-Spin Here on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:38 AM
    It is amazing the attempts to re-direct the issue. Regardless of NC Policywatch's organization and political leaning, the documents and facts speak for themselves. USDA would not be investigating if there were not grounds; LaRoque would not have paid money to end the lawsuit HE brought if there were not facts that are damaging to him; LaRoque would not have hired Cheshire without reason. LaRoque brought this on himself; first by his actions and management of Federal Money and secondly by his continual attacks on anyone who dares to disagree and speak up. Barber, NAACP, NC Justice and the other names mentioned in blogs bare no blame - this is all at LaRoque's own hands. Spinning it is not going to work; surprised we are not seeing a post by "Good Neighbor" then maybe we are!
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      by Anonymous on Jan 17, 2012 at 11:34 PM in reply to No-Spin Here
      Just to clear it up for you chief. The North Carolina Justice Center, Owner of nc policy watch, is associated with the black farmers association. Have you read the paper lately? The black farmers are twisting the arm of North Carolina Polititions to get dare mooneies.
  • by Good Ole Boy on Jan 17, 2012 at 05:55 AM
    Dhamian A. Blue is on the NC Justice Center's (parent of nc policy watch)board of directors. Mr. Blue is a political contributor to Kweisi Mfume. According to wikipedia: Kweisi Mfume (born Frizzell Gerald Gray, October 24, 1948, in Baltimore, Maryland) is the former President/CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as a five-term Democratic Congressman from Maryland's 7th congressional district, serving in the 100th through 104th Congress. On September 12, 2006, he lost a primary campaign for the United States Senate seat that was being vacated by Maryland U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes. See a trend developing?
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      by MissRepresented on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:49 AM in reply to Good Ole Boy
      Your post didn't show up in a timely manner, LaRoque? Diversion is your plan of action? Let's see how that works for you in a criminal trial. The penalties are mounting faster than your mouth can move or fingers can type. Can we say fire sale? Forced liquidation? Looks like you'll be trying to hustle up a job soon. Think the buds you loaned money to are going to come to your rescue? Bah ha ha, tears.
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        by Good Ole Boy on Jan 17, 2012 at 11:53 PM in reply to MissRepresented
        Heads up misrepresenting. How is that no chinned wonder of a husband treating you? Wonder why he has no chin? Plenty of time on your hands huh girl?
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          by MissRepresenting on Jan 19, 2012 at 04:02 PM in reply to Good Ole Boy
          LaRoque you are an embarrassment to the citizens in which you profess and were actually elected to represent. Hindsight has proven to be 20/20 in regards to electing you into office. It is a shame that your self righteous behavior leads you to believe that one single poster here is actually your opponent, Braxton. You are sadly mistaken. I was once a dedicated supporter of yours. Those days have long since past and I among others will be out in force to voice our opinion in the next election.
  • by Karma? Location: Lenoir County on Jan 17, 2012 at 05:50 AM
    I remember last year when ol' Laroque was the most vicious opponent of the long term unemployed. He talked pure junk about the unemployed, and helped to use them as a pawn for almost 8 weeks before the Gov finally signed an executive order to change the formula so they could get some money. I wonder if he'll soon be one of the unemployed. I wonder if he will be unemployed and incarcerated. Thank you Rep Laroque for helping the people facing forced annexation, but you should really learn how to talk to people. Don't be so judgmental and quick to talk bad about people who are in unfortunate situations. You never know when you may find yourself in the same situation.
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      by Good Ole Boy on Jan 17, 2012 at 06:20 AM in reply to Karma?
      karma, could you please provide a link to, or a verifiable quote of, Representative Laroque disparaging the unemployed?
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        by Karma on Jan 19, 2012 at 04:07 PM in reply to Good Ole Boy
        Do you really want to go there, Stephen. There is a wealth of evidence you have left along the way in your comments to news articles. Shall you actually go there? Napoleon complex embedded.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 at 07:43 AM in reply to Good Ole Boy
        Who are you looking to sue today Stephen?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 17, 2012 at 05:23 AM
    Another member of the nc justice center's (parent of nc policy watch),Dhamian A. Blue, is a political donor to Kweisi Mfume. According to wikipedia, Kweisi Mfume (born Frizzell Gerald Gray, October 24, 1948, in Baltimore, Maryland) is the former President/CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as a five-term Democratic Congressman from Maryland's 7th congressional district, serving in the 100th through 104th Congress. On September 12, 2006, he lost a primary campaign for the United States Senate seat that was being vacated by Maryland U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes. See a trend developing?
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      by MissRepresented on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:44 AM in reply to
      Thanks for the lesson, LaRoque. Again another diversion tactic and EPIC fail. PRIMARIED!
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      by day-um on Jan 21, 2012 at 07:44 AM in reply to
      Is this you Stephen? LOL
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        by Anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 at 04:24 PM in reply to day-um
        day-um, Are you Stephen? LOL
  • by One of the Good Ole Boys on Jan 17, 2012 at 04:44 AM
    Representative Laroque is a fine man and cares about the people of his district. He was helping the people being annexed against their will before he was elected.nc policy watch is nothing but a tool used by the naacp to further their agenda. This "organization" is required under their own guidelines not to help promote political candidates. What is different between their attack on Mr. Laroque and negative political adds? According to the North Carolina Justice Center’s (Parent of NC Policy Watch) Articals of Incorporation, “No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation. source: http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations/Filings.aspx?PItemId=4967692 Guess who is the first member listed in the NC Justice Center's (parent of nc policy watch)board of directors? Answer: Rev. William J. Barber II is president of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP. Surprise!
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      by MissRepresented on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM in reply to One of the Good Ole Boys
      This sound exactly like LaRoque using diversion tactics away from the facts. Great plan but no go. Another EPIC fail!
  • by john Location: kinston on Jan 17, 2012 at 02:41 AM
    this is your hillbilly bubby.your right ............. give them people in congess. a piece of the poor people and vet.who gave our all. and they look down on us.i,m ashamed to be a vet. they treat dogs better than us.keep up the good worki,m behind you all the way
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      by GOB on Jan 21, 2012 at 04:24 PM in reply to john
      Are you Stephen?
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