Investigator Says Easley Probe To Last Longer

A prosecutor investigating potential state criminal charges involving former Gov. Mike Easley says he won't wrap up by February as he had thought.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that Rowan County District Attorney Bill Kenerly is consulting federal authorities and expects he will take many months before reaching any conclusion.

Kenerly is a Republican and has been a district attorney for two decades. He was assigned to investigate if Easley violated election laws because Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby is a friend of the former two-term Democratic governor.

The special state prosecutor's delay means Easley will remain under a cloud well into next year. Easley has denied wrongdoing.

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


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  • by g Location: coast on Nov 27, 2009 at 11:57 PM
    Easley's longer lasting probe is what's wrong with N.C.. Maybe the feds will take away his viagra. He's probed the citizens of N.C. enough. Police don't lock up each other, isn't he the King of N.C. police? When will this story get soft. No one wants to hear about Easly's "probe". Zip this one up.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 27, 2009 at 04:31 PM
    Another typical North Carolina Democrat!! By the way most who read this voted for him twice!!
  • by Steve Location: Rocky Mount on Nov 27, 2009 at 12:52 PM
    Take as long as needed, as long as the crook end up in jail.
  • by GUMBY on Nov 27, 2009 at 11:52 AM
    He must realy made someone mad. Never seen a Demo run through the ringers in NC like he has.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Nov 27, 2009 at 10:51 AM
    I suppose the delay does nothing more than point out the beauty of working by the hour. Too bad they don't switch to piece work. Then maybe we would see some action by these folks.
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