FBI Subpoenas Mary Easley's Employment Records

Federal investigators have subpoenaed several years of former first lady Mary Easley's employment records, adding to scrutiny of her university job and potential perks given her husband while he was in office.

Subpoenas sent Tuesday to North Carolina State University ask for documents related to Easley's hiring, promotion and salary. Easley received a five-year contract last year that will pay her $850,000 to run a speaker series and public safety center.

The university's provost and trustees chairman stepped down last week amid questions about Easley's hiring. University leaders have suggested she resign.

Federal authorities also have subpoenaed records related to former Gov. Mike Easley's use of private aircraft before and during his time as governor.

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