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In the early 70s, the North Carolina General Assembly passed two campaign-financing laws. Their application the 1976 general election provides some insight into the relationship between money and political decision-making.
Former Governor Mike Easley is being investigated for potentially violating campaign finance laws. The accusation is that Easley used campaign money to pay for repairs on a house he owned while governor. The costs were billed as travel and the violation was confirmed by a friend who did the repairs for Easley. Details of the case and potential sentences are covered.
A hearing last week revealed some of the corruption in North Carolina’s politics and within former Governor Mike Easley’s campaigns. The State Board of Elections fined Easley 100,000 for failing to report contributions and made a criminal referral to Wake County District Attorney for Easley’s false billing of campaign funds. Corruption and the influence of wealthy private citizens on politics in North Carolina are revealed in-depth. Easley’s campaign contributions are also the subject of a FBI investigation.