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Lobbyist Charged With Embezzlement

Posted August 1, 2007

— A Clayton woman was charged Tuesday with embezzling more than $200,000 from a political action committee.

Stacy Flannery, the former director of legislative affairs for the North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association, was charged in connection with the theft of money from the group's PAC.

Authorities said they believe the money was taken over a seven-year period. The case was investigated by the State Board of Elections and the Wake County District Attorney's Office.

Association President Craig Souza said the PAC has received full restitution.


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  • LADY1 Aug 1, 2007

    There goes our raise!

  • myview Aug 1, 2007

    Remember people - this was from a Political Action Committee . . . the money was destined to line politician's pockets (example - Jim Black), so she probably thought "why let this money go to waste on already rich politicians when they don't pay me enough to pay my mortgage?" She learned from the 'under-the-table' policies of the PAC.

  • rafiki Aug 1, 2007

    No wonder Johnston County hospital is not making any improvements to its facility! It's so old and the doctors there does not smile.

  • Z Man Aug 1, 2007

    This woman needs to repay all the money, pay a stiff penalty, and THEN serve time. Embezzlement, in my book, ranks right up there with the most serious of felonies.

  • ladyblue Aug 1, 2007

    They give her a $50,000 unsecured bail. You just don't know people any more. How could she need this much money if she wasn't maybe hooked on drugs. Goes back that anyone working for the government needs drug testing. The best of the best have been shown later on to have a problem with out anyone's knowledge. Don't jump on me that I'm passing judgement. I'm just posing a theory on a reason for so much money. This organization is in charge of our nursing homes. That's to me makes her twice as sorry.

  • LittleSister Aug 1, 2007

    Now I guess we have the reason Health Care Facilities sre so high

  • RIP- Yogi Bear Aug 1, 2007

    Sixpointedbadge- Maybe you should be their auditor because whoever was/is sure couldn't do the math!

  • dko Aug 1, 2007

    If there was more accountability for these organizations it would not be so easy to steal

  • mrtwinturbo Aug 1, 2007

    Maybe she is selling panties too!!

  • Nancy Aug 1, 2007

    Why did this story make me laugh out loud? I guess because it was a Political Action Committee, one of the 'lobbying' types that have screwed up our political system for so long.

    She needs to go to jail absolutely, but I still think it's funny.

    What goes around...