The former executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party says there was no dedicated bank account for money then-Gov. Mike Easley raised for the party.
Scott Falmlen testified Thursday to the State Board of Elections that the party kept track of how much money Easley's campaign raised for the party and the party had final control over how they were spent.
Falmlen says the party decided to pay for Easley campaign expenses and that was legal. He says Easley campaign officials never asked for a cut of party funds they raised to pay for Easley campaign activities, which would be illegal.
The board will rule whether the party and Easley's campaign broke election laws.
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