A state legislator from the east is now under federal investigation.
It's the nonprofit business practices of Republican Representative Stephen LaRoque of Lenoir county that US Department of Agriculture is now looking into. That's according to NC Policy Watch.
The government would not say exactly what the investigation was looking to find, but last summer, LaRoque came under fire from NC Policy Watch for his salary from the Kinston based East Carolina Development Company and the Piedmont Development Company, along with having family serve in key roles.
LaRoque is a republican and the NC Policy Watch Group is a left-leaning organization.