In a statement released a few minutes ago, Perdue flight donor Trawick "Buzzy" Stubbs said he was "saddened" to learn of today's indictments.
I am saddened by the news that the Wake County District Attorney has indicted me in connection with the Perdue Campaign investigation. Since the start of the inquiry, I have cooperated fully and voluntarily with the State Board of Elections, the State Bureau of Investigations, and the Wake County District Attorney's office. I have been open and forthright in all my meetings and in supplying information to these agencies and offices.
It was never my intent to violate any law and I intend to plead not guilty.
I never asked for any favors nor have I received any personal benefit from my support and help advancing Beverly Perdue's campaign for governor.
Stubbs was the former law partner of Perdue's first husband. He contributed flights to the campaign that were not properly reported.
UPDATE: The following statement just came in from Hart Miles, attorney for Peter Reichard.
Obviously, we are disappointed that these indictments were issued. We are prepared to go to trial if necessary. But, Peter’s goal is to work in good faith with the District Attorney to see if this case can be resolved without a lengthy andcostly trial. Peter is a man who accepts responsibility for his actions. He has a long history of service to his community and to theState of North Carolina. I urge everyone to withhold judgment until the case is concluded and the facts are known.