Friday, April 1, 2011

Perdue, Easley, Basnight, and Wicker campaigns took funny money.

Verne Strickland Blogmaster

Somebody put the wrong headline on this one: "Ex-NC senator pleads guilty to election violation". The names, in this case, were withheld to protect the guilty. The real news wasn't that some crooked Democrat state senator hoodwinked the State Board of Elections. That happens all the time. It was that the spoils of war went into the cesspool campaign coffers of Democrat turkeys Perdue, Easley, Basnight and Wicker. Well, I think that little oversight has been cleared up. I like our headline better.

By: The Associated Press 03/31/11 3:06 PM

A former North Carolina lawmaker has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor election law violation, acknowledging that he funneled money through his company to prominent Democrats.

Attorney Wayne Robbins said Thursday that former state Sen. Fred Hobbs is sorry for what he did and happy to put the case behind him. Hobbs was given a 30-day suspended sentence, 12 months of probation, a $20,000 fine and 100 hours of community service. He is also barred from making political contributions for a year.

Hobbs previously paid a $150,000 fine after a State Board of Elections probe. An election board investigator found $148,000 went from Hobbs' engineering firm in Southern Pines to the campaigns of Gov. Beverly Perdue, former Gov. Mike Easley, state Senate leader Marc Basnight and former Lt. Gov. Dennis Wicker.