Wright To Testify In His Trial

The defense lawyer for former legislator Thomas Wright says his client will testify at his fraud trial in Wake County Superior Court.

Wright is accused of fraudulently obtaining a $150,000 loan and
pocketing another $8,900 in corporate contributions meant for a
health foundation he led in Wilmington.

Defense lawyer Douglas Harris says his client will take the
stand to tell his story. He says he didn't want Wright to testify
at a legislative hearing where he was expelled from the General
Assembly because of the impending criminal trial.

Prosecutor Colon Willoughby says he expects to complete his
evidence Wednesday. Harris says he isn't sure when Wright will
testify. Harris also says Wright's wife and other who know him will
take the stand.

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