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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  • by robert Location: newport on May 20, 2009 at 05:09 PM
    To: nc resident Location: nc on May 20, 2009 at 07:59 AM The only Color I am thinking is GREEN. Do you feel guilty about Color...This is 300 grand for 3 years.... She hasn’t shown up for work very regularly over the last year or so, so when Michelle Obama’s $300,000 job was cut at the University of Chicago Hospitals, it may have been hard to notice the difference..Google it, now I feel Blue, or maybe Red in the face, but not Yellow. What color are you talking about?
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on May 20, 2009 at 04:28 PM
    To witn-My comment was to bad
  • by Gator Location: NC on May 20, 2009 at 04:14 PM
    To bad you guys didn't complain or investigate this when she was hired. But that is typical of NC. Wait until a bad year, oh yeah, happens every election for this state.(Please try to remember). And which party is this happening with? I will make a prediction: the state will raise either the income tax or the sales tax by the end of the year. Remember Gator said it first.
  • by State Worker Location: ENC on May 20, 2009 at 03:06 PM
    Thanks Sam. Preach it friend !
  • by Frustrated Location: NC on May 20, 2009 at 10:17 AM
    Folks, think of the last trip the Easleys took to Italy, they rented a car for four days for 28,000 which they did not use. That could have been your or my tax money wasted for their pleasure. Remember also this was only one of many trips they took, some even Mary Easley took to Russia for weeks. Somebody needs to fix this. Who is watching Raleigh for us taxpayers. I guess no one has the time or inclination to say anything about the corruption.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 20, 2009 at 07:56 AM
    It's about time that the FBI steps in with these crooks. Now do the same thing with more of these politicians up in Raleigh. To another idea, you have a good legitimate point. To state worker, AMEN to your statement. Lets make them accountable. To Unks, what kind of world are you living in? Some fantasy world? To Barlow, it's not just the democrats and republicans that are full of Corruption. There are Liberatarians, Reform Party members, and Green party members that are full of corruption as well. I am proud to be what is called UNAFFILIATED and also a proud citizen of this US of A nation. To Obama Snake oil, I can beleive you about NC being the poster child of corruption. I can only think of 4 other states that is that way, including California, Louisiana, Texas, and Illinois. These 5 states would make the list of "Top 5 states with the most crooked politicians".
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on May 20, 2009 at 06:47 AM
    Again Snake Oil? The American People elected Barack Obama. It was not even close, unlike the non-election of George Bush. If it was close the Republicans would have ran to the courts and have their stooge judges hand it to them. Nobody even hardly mentions ACORN or even suggests they had much influence on the election except Faux. Lots of corruption in both parties. Maybe Brownie can take over for Mary Easly, or Tom Delay he needs a job.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on May 20, 2009 at 06:03 AM
    Well said Robert. Elitists are in the White House. Along with them, Pelosi, Feinstein, Reid are all elitists who are implicated in some breach of the American citizen's trust. Former Gov. Easley and his wife follow the same path. Not sure America will make it to the next election before laws are purposefully changed to allow the dictators to indefinately stay in office. Troubled times.
  • by Frustrated Location: All over the state on May 20, 2009 at 05:49 AM
    I do not understand how nearly all the citizens of the state knew what the Easleys were doing, but not one politician in Raleigh said anything until a reporter brought it up to them. Now all the players are resigning or being called to testify, even the governor wants to know what in the world is going on. She was lt. governor, she had to know what was going on, its her job.
  • by unks Location: gvegas on May 20, 2009 at 05:46 AM
    I bet she is worth every penny of $170,000. (less.005% of course). I would want my kid taught by her, she would learn a lot from her many years of experience in state government. Leave her alone!
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