Merritt Heads New Anti-Corruption Tip Service

North Carolina's former state auditor says he wants to help the media and investigators clean up government around the country with a new tip service.

Les Merritt is the executive director of the nonprofit Foundation for Ethics in Public Service out of Raleigh. He and former FBI special agent Frank Perry are leading the group.

Merritt said Monday the foundation is soliciting tips on public corruption in North Carolina and other states.

The group will give information to journalists and may contact government investigators as well. Merritt said the group will be nonpartisan and has members of both parties on their governing

Merritt is a Republican who was auditor for four years until he lost last fall to Democrat Beth Wood.

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  • by East Region Location: Greenville on Jul 2, 2009 at 10:33 PM
    How do you contact Mr. Merritt ? I would like to give him some info. on the NCDOP Eastern Region Director.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Jun 30, 2009 at 11:52 AM
    Start at the oval office. Takeovers of GM, Chrysler, Banks, the News Media, need I go on? The unconstitutional firing of a cabinet member and the supression of the latest EPA report that proves there is no global warming would be a good start.

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