Perdue Friend Asks Judge To Throw Out Flights Case

A friend of North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has asked a judge to throw out criminal charges related to unreported flights on private planes provided to the Democratic politician.

Trawick "Buzzy" Stubbs Jr. of New Bern filed requests Wednesday seeking dismissal of charges stemming from more than $28,000 paid for chartered flights not reported as contributions by Perdue's 2008 campaign. He pleaded not guilty last week.

Stubbs' lawyer argues that Wake County is not the correct location for the case and that District Attorney Colon Willoughby does not have the proper legal authority to investigate campaign finance irregularities.

Stubbs is the former law partner of the governor's late first husband. Stubbs was indicted in November along with two former Perdue fundraisers accused of using illegal contributions.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by shonuff on Mar 7, 2012 at 05:02 PM
    Crooked little lawyer man, in a crooked little town for a crooked little joker face governor. Nice
  • by Anonymous on Mar 7, 2012 at 01:44 PM
    so the ones that facilitated the act are caught but the ones that did the act go free. Well played governor.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 7, 2012 at 01:09 PM
    i guess we should just trust that they are telling the truth
  • by Anonymous on Mar 7, 2012 at 12:18 PM
    Ask and you shall receive (that is with a little greasing of the palm)'ll be dismissed you can bank on it.
  • by Uncle Sam Location: U.S.A. on Mar 7, 2012 at 11:57 AM
    This is what politics in N.C. is all about,kick back,corruption,and greed.Our former Gov.Easley went the same route,free plane trips then when it comes to lite some sucker takes the fall.Our Gov Dumpling knew that all these flights were illegal but she also knows that she is above all that.She comes from the ruling class and that's all she knows,she got her term and her friends have been well cared for.Time for a change in the State House,and the White House.
  • by obamanot on Mar 7, 2012 at 11:32 AM
    Hahahahahaha!These dumpofcraps kill me.
  • by Barlows Blind on Mar 7, 2012 at 11:11 AM
    Throw the book at the crook!
  • by Joe Location: Pitt on Mar 7, 2012 at 10:42 AM
    Crooks crooks and more crooks!!! What a surprise.
  • by beachbum3 on Mar 7, 2012 at 09:59 AM
    i personaly say lock up all of these campaign doners on both sides of the political spectrum when they have done wrong. for that is the real only way to break up the special instrest an the coporate instrest donations that have an are being allowed to take place an wrongufly so under the current citizens united law that should be repealed by the supremes immedately if not sooner to put an end once an for all to the overall corruption of both political partys in my view. there needs to be more perp walks under the laws an perhaps that would break up the overal corruption coming out of an from both partys thank you
  • by Anonymous on Mar 7, 2012 at 09:21 AM
    So the governors friend does not deny that he and she did anything wrong, but that the DA does not have the right to ask. Does anyone but me see anything wrong with this.

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