Grand Jury Indicts Man For Perdue Flight Payment

A Wake County grand jury has indicted a western North Carolina man on a charge he caused Gov. Beverly Perdue's campaign to file false campaign reports by hiding he had given money to pay for a campaign flight.

Wake District Attorney Colon Willoughby said Tuesday that Robert Lee Caldwell had been indicted on one county of felony obstruction of justice. The indictment accuses Caldwell of engaging in a pattern to deceive The Bev Perdue Committee when she was running for governor in 2007 and 2008.

The indictment says Caldwell solicited a donation from another man and reimbursed him with cash. It says the other man's check was then given to pay an airplane company for a Perdue campaign flight.

A call to Caldwell's home wasn't immediately returned.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by William Location: Hubert on Feb 9, 2011 at 04:58 AM
    Are you serious??? he gave her campaign money and he is the one charged??? Bev Perdue------------ Take Respondibilty for YOUR actions.
  • by bob Location: obx on Feb 8, 2011 at 05:11 PM
    aaahhhhhhh what? they really think we're that dumb! wow politics and cover ups thats one of the best ive yet!
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Feb 8, 2011 at 03:24 PM
    hahahahaha. Corporate America has stuck it to the little man again. Now, if she can do this to someone who gave her money and voted for her....just imagine what is going to happen to the ones who voted for and gave money to Obama. After all. He does have more power than Bev.
  • by anyman Location: washington on Feb 8, 2011 at 02:43 PM
    are you kidding me?
  • by The ECHO Location: Kinston on Feb 8, 2011 at 02:37 PM
    There will be 41 other scapegoats like this one.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2011 at 01:00 PM
    I sure am glad the governor did nothing wrong. I was really worried about that. Now lets figure how the other 41 flights were mis led to the governor.

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