Easley's Ex-Lawyer Blocks Subpoena To Testify

The legal counsel of then-Gov. Mike Easley while in office has blocked his own testimony for now before the State Board of Elections, citing attorney-client privilege.

Ruffin Poole filed a petition Monday in Wake County Superior Court seeking to quash the subpoena sent to him by the elections board currently investigating Easley's finances. Poole was expected to testify Monday afternoon before the board.

Poole's lawyer didn't return messages seeking comment but board chairman Larry Leake said in public that a Superior Court judge blocked enforcement of the subpoena. The board asked for the state Court of Appeals to take up the case as soon as possible.

Leake said he doesn't believe the testimony they are seeking would violate Poole's privilege with Easley.


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  • by GREEDY on Oct 27, 2009 at 05:12 AM
    Greed gets the best of all of us. Especially polititions. I hope if he is found guilty of wrong doing he will have the state back.
  • by Jimbo Location: NC on Oct 26, 2009 at 08:16 PM
    Sounds like an admission of guilt to me. People with nothing to hide don't pull this kind of mess.
  • by FACT DOG Location: NC on Oct 26, 2009 at 05:53 PM
    I beleive ;that the way ;Easley's x-legal counsel is blocking the subpoena,he is guilty of something.Maybe it is time for full scale FEDERAL investigation of Mike Easley's administration wrong doing.If wrong doing is found ;they all should be tried for TREASON AGAINST THE PEOPLE of NORTH CAROLINA.
  • by BEACHBUM3 Location: NAGS HEAD NC on Oct 26, 2009 at 05:24 PM
    As a former state employee i have learned the hard way that state employees do not have any rights an or priviledges while in the employment of state government nor any human rights either an you are always concered guilty until proven incocent not incocent until proven guilty the state discipilinary procedures are arcain an unproductive for the average state employee even their greivence procdures are a total joke let the governor fall under an be judge as any other state employee is guilty until proven incocent as i feel almost certain that that will be proved to be the case look out jim black an you will soon be having to make room for daddy mikey anpossibly good old contrantary mary to at your current home thank you
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