NC Ports, Chairman Receive Federal Subpoenas

The North Carolina State Ports Authority and its chairman have been subpoenaed by federal investigators already interested in the activities of former Gov. Mike Easley and his wife.

Authority spokeswoman Karen Fox said Wednesday that the authority and Chairman Carl Stewart of Gastonia have been issued subpoenas by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Fox said the authority had collected documents sought in the subpoena but declined to specify them. She wouldn't confirm a report by The News & Observer of Raleigh that federal authorities wanted information about a state-owned marina in the Easleys' hometown of Southport.

Former North Carolina State University chancellor James Oblinger testified Wednesday morning before a grand jury that is seeking details about a job given to former first lady Mary Easley.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 18, 2009 at 08:41 AM
    Sounds like a candidate for Obamas Cabinet......
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jun 17, 2009 at 06:24 PM
    The old saying seems to be true. If you want to get a good job. It is what you know it is who you know. I have seen it time and time again. So many unqualified people get high paying important positions, because they have a relative who can recommend or hire somebody. Refer to Michelle Obama. They used to call jobs like Michelle Obama's Hospital Job as "Feather Bedding". Not only was the $350,000 job created for her, she didn't really do much and it is clear the job was some kind of political payola, Chicago style. It sure helps to have your husband be a politician or senator. If Saras Palin's husband had a fake job like this the press would be going crazy to destroy him. But then you look at this piece of info "Michelle's already inflated salary at the Medical Center was raised from $121,910 to $316,962." and wonder exactly how did she save the hospital enough money to justify the hospital giving her that big an increase in salary? Obama's needed the extra money?
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