Easley In Spotlight In Elections Hearing

Former Gov. Mike Easley will return to the spotlight this week as the State Board of Elections convenes to scrutinize his campaign's finances.

The five-member board is scheduled to begin Monday a weeklong examination of the Easley's campaign committee and the state Democratic Party.

The board initially examined unreported airplane flights and car expenses by The Mike Easley Committee while he was in office. The party was brought into the case as it forfeited more than $24,000 in non-cash contributions, many of them for air travel.

Easley left office in January after two terms as governor and hasn't commented on the board hearing.

The panel could issue fines or reprimands, refer the case to a district attorney for criminal charges, or exonerate the party and Easley's committee.

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  • by william Location: rocky mount on Oct 26, 2009 at 07:07 AM
    It's painfully obvious that stuff like this can't be brought up during the term of office, I'm sure for fear of retribution from the highest office. And it's probably a fact that retribution would be swift and biting. Say what you will, but no matter what party is in office, US politics is the dirtiest game on the planet.
  • by P on Oct 25, 2009 at 05:24 AM
    Episode 3491 of the $leasleys.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Oct 24, 2009 at 12:34 PM
    Just like Bev, birds of a feather.....we know the rest. Keep electing DNC to NC, we don't know how to say how great Chairman Mao was........
  • by Ted Location: Grimesland on Oct 23, 2009 at 05:47 PM
    Leave Easley alone!!! Leave him alone!!! (Done in my best impersonation of the leave Brittney alone guy)

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