State Auditor Testifies About Unreleased Easley Probe

North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood says she has explained to federal grand jury why she did not publicly release an audit that investigated former first lady Mary Easley.

Wood told reporters in Raleigh on Thursday afternoon that she did not face any political pressure to keep the audit private but simply wanted to continue working on the report to ensure that it was solid.

Investigators had asked Wood to testify on whether she had any "business ventures" or financial ties between the Easleys or others mentioned in a federal probe. A spokeswoman for Wood said she had no such ties.

Federal investigators have sent several subpoenas to a variety of state agencies seeking information about former Gov. Mike Easley, his wife's university job and their travel.

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

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  • by Millie Location: Windsor on Aug 20, 2009 at 01:01 PM
    When are they going to send these two bozos to jail? Maybe they can be roommates with Obama and Hilliary.
  • by Fred Location: Raliegh on Aug 20, 2009 at 12:55 PM
    Who do you think believes that no pressure was given to the auditors office. Just remember a republican was their before he was kicked out. Beth Wood was thrown out by the former auditor. only in raleigh
  • by jack on Aug 20, 2009 at 11:13 AM
    "Wood told reporters that she did not face any political pressure to keep the audit private NONSENCE- send her to jail too
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Aug 20, 2009 at 08:45 AM
    Ask one Democract about another Democrat, give us a break.

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