Former Perdue Staffer Pleads Not Guilty To Charges

A former aide to Gov. Beverly Perdue has pleaded not guilty to charges over secret salary payments received while working on the Democrat's campaign.

Juleigh Sitton of Morganton entered a written plea Monday through her lawyer in Wake County Superior Court. She did not appear before the judge.

Sitton is a lawyer who resigned last year as director of the governor's Western Office. She has been a paid fundraiser for Perdue's 2008 campaign.

Sitton was indicted on two felony charges in November, accused of accepting $32,000 in unreported salary payments from illegal campaign donations. Former Perdue fundraising chairman Peter Reichard of Greensboro pleaded guilty in December to funneling the secret payments to Sitton through his company.

Sitton defense lawyer Joe Zeszotarski did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by farm1 on Mar 5, 2012 at 03:44 PM
    and what is surpriseing with the strings she can pull for him
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 02:24 PM
    So he pleads guilty and she pleads innocent.Only in the logic of a demoncrap.
  • by Carl Kolchack Location: Pitt County on Mar 5, 2012 at 01:13 PM
    Its sad how little attention this story is getting from the public in comparison to the story of The Rush Limbaugh Show loosing 7 sponsors. That story has 245 comments v/s this being the second comment on this story at the time. Folks need to quit worrying so much about what an unelected entertainer does or says and pay more attention to your elected officials and their staff!
  • by A-non on Mar 5, 2012 at 12:46 PM
    I really hope the weasel doesn't get away with what she's done.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 11:59 AM
    no worries, this is not bev's first rodeo.
  • by Mcn Location: Martin county on Mar 5, 2012 at 11:07 AM
    another one bites the dust!!!!

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