Attorney: Ex-NC Governor Followed Ethics Rules

An attorney for former Gov. Mike Easley says his client followed rules about ethics disclosure despite a published report that found Easley didn't reveal that his monthly dues at a golf club were waived.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported on Sunday that the leaders of Old Chatham Golf Club waived the monthly membership dues while Easley was in office. That amounted to a $50,000 benefit over eight years that the newspaper reported was not disclosed.

The newspaper reported that Easley was asked in ethics disclosure forms to list gifts he had received that were valued at more than $200. He did not list any.

Lawyer Wade Byrd of Fayetteville says Easley had complied with the state's new ethics law, which took effect in 2007.


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  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Aug 18, 2009 at 10:14 AM
    He was the governor, not King.
  • by Tom Location: Raleigh on Aug 18, 2009 at 07:17 AM
    His ATTORNEY said....
  • by Alex Location: Vanceboro on Aug 17, 2009 at 06:13 PM
    So a democratically apointied attorney investigating an democrat ex governor & finds nothing wrong. Could that possibly be a conflict of interest? naaa! what a joke!!
  • by P on Aug 17, 2009 at 03:24 AM
    Hmm how long was he Gov and when did the new rule go into action. Yeah right! Guess $leasleys need alot more money now to pay for those attorneys or pay off the attorneys to speak.
  • by Jimbo Location: NC on Aug 16, 2009 at 04:24 PM
    Okay. What do you expect Easley hired scumbag attorney to say? That he's guilty as heck?!?!
  • by ed Location: greenville on Aug 16, 2009 at 03:30 PM
    Easley is a slime ball, you can probably add his wife to the list too.
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