NC Attorney General Probing Security Gear Firm

North Carolina's top prosecutor is investigating state purchases from a politically connected surveillance gear maker.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Saturday that Attorney General Roy Cooper has opened a probe into purchases from Law Enforcement Associates.

Democratic state Sen. Tony Rand of Cumberland is chairman of the board for the Raleigh surveillance device maker. Former executives have said Rand and other politicians were involved with a scheme to manipulate the company's stock.

Gov. Beverly Perdue has asked at least four state agencies to examine nearly $200,000 in buys of surveillance equipment from LEA since Rand joined the board of directors in 2003. Rand has said he is leaving the Senate this month to become Perdue's parole chief.


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  • by fed up Location: aurora on Dec 20, 2009 at 09:50 AM
    let's see here rand is leaving the senate, comrade bev is making him her new parole cheif,he is being investigated for his company making sales of security equipment to the state while being in office as a senator of the state. oh now I get it, as parole chief he can parole himself if he gets convicted. also he can parole easley, and the rest of the nazis in raliegh encluding comrade bev if they all get convicted. smart move comrade bev
  • by beachbum3 on Dec 19, 2009 at 03:00 PM
    I have got a question anit isas follows an that is who if anyone is investigating the attorneys generals office within the NCDOTS downtown raleigh office in the highways building when it comes to the highways contracting issues an that state employee arent an havent been allowed to do their jobs when it come to highways enforcement oof the states speceficiations thank you
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 19, 2009 at 01:32 PM
    Face The Facts.everything in Raleigh is corrupt.next election let's clean house.
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