Indicted Perdue Aide Resigns From State Board

The former top aide to Gov. Beverly Perdue indicted on a felony obstruction of justice charge has resigned from the N.C. Economic Development Board.

Peter Anthony Reichard of Greensboro was appointed by Perdue to serve on the board, which oversees economic development planning and makes policy recommendations to the governor, her commerce secretary and legislators.

Reichard submitted his resignation Monday as he was indicted. He is accused of funneling $32,000 in under-the-table payments from a wealthy Perdue donor through a private company he controlled to pay the salary of a full-time campaign fundraiser.

Reichard was Perdue's campaign finance director in 2007-08, at the time the illegal payments were made.

Reichard turned himself in at the Wake County jail on Tuesday. He was released on a $50,000 unsecured bond.

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  • by Disgusted Location: ENC on Nov 30, 2011 at 11:15 AM
    I can homestly say that she didn't get my vote!!!! LOL
  • by Anonymous on Nov 30, 2011 at 05:41 AM
    do not underestimate this lady. this is not her first rodeo.
  • by Tyee Location: Hyde County on Nov 29, 2011 at 08:21 PM
    We, the public allow and have allowed things like this to just be another day at the office. The manager is more responsible than her or his assistants. Policy and compliance with them are at the feet of those managers at the top of the ladder. We the people should look at this matter carefully.
  • by Why resign??!! Location: USA on Nov 29, 2011 at 07:43 PM
    If ALL the politicians and their asociates would resign if they were guilty of similar deeds, Raleigh would be EMPTY!!! BOTH partys are CORRUPT!!! The way we elect our politicians from BOTH partys encourage this stuff to happen ALL THE TIME!!! OUR politicians are FOR SALE!!!! Election reform now!!!
  • by 40some on Nov 29, 2011 at 06:06 PM
    I wonder how she gets her share of the crooked money storm that seems to continuously swirl around her? We know mike took deals on land.
  • by Demosthenes on Nov 29, 2011 at 05:17 PM
    And what is the lesson here, boys and girls? If you'll lie, steal, and then take the fall for a politician, we'll give you a nice, cushy state job. Disgusting is the only word that comes to mind (that I can post, anyway).
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      by 40some on Nov 29, 2011 at 06:04 PM in reply to Demosthenes
      Remember her appointee that was taking bribes off of the carnies that supplied the state fair? She was Lt gov back then, part of her job was to oversee it. People still elected her...

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