Reichard likely to plead Wednesday

Posted December 12, 2011

Former Perdue campaign fundraiser and finance director Peter Reichard will appear in Wake Co. Superior Court Wednesday afternoon, where he's expected to plead guilty to a charge related to campaign finance. 

Reichard was indicted last month on one felony count of obstruction of justice. He's accused of funneling about $32,000 from a Perdue donor through his Chapel Hill finance firm to increase the salary of campaign staffer Juleigh Sitton, who was also indicted by the grand jury last month.

Reichard's attorney Hart Miles wouldn't offer any further details about Wednesday's appearance, except to say that "We expect and hope to resolve it then."

Miles confirmed that he and Reichard "have been in talks with Mr. Willoughby."

Willoughby could not comment on the possible disposition of the case.  He told WRAL the hearings for Sitton and longtime Perdue friend Buzzy Stubbs, also indicted, will be delayed because the prosecution just handed over 10,000 pages of discovery to them.

The case of another donor indicted earlier this year, Robert Lee Caldwell, is also expected to be delayed until 2012 because Caldwell recently changed attorneys.  


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  • gtstallings45 Dec 13, 2011

    this is so sad. i hope governor perdue will finally use this episode to bow out gracefully, say she needs to spend time with her family. etc. nc is an at-will employment state. it is time that her 'employers' at the democratic party ask her to just go quietly into the night. history can celebrate her as the first female governor; but please, for the good of the democratic party - governor perdue will you please just go and let another lead us.

  • ljohnson247 Dec 13, 2011

    If as the Gov has stated, she did not know what was going on in her committee, then how can she know what is going on in the State.

  • mfarmer1 Dec 12, 2011

    not all republicans are angles, but it seems like 90% of democrats have there hand in the cookie jar.

  • bombayrunner Dec 12, 2011

    The democrats are always saying that the Republicans are doing the same thing .. problem is that its hard to find a rebublican in the vast list of corrupt democrats and their friends, family, lawyers, and staff in their. After all they've been running the show for 140 years. all paid for!

  • nanasix Dec 12, 2011

    Here's hoping they indict Perdue too!!!
    None of this would have happened without her instructions. She like Obama need to be removed, and the sooner the better.

    Chances are she'll skate out like Easley got by with doing...what a shame the way our govt is run. They're suppose to be there for the Citizens, but it's all about greed!

  • whatelseisnew Dec 12, 2011

    So when do they indict Bev? Anytime soon, or we she get to skate out like Easley.

  • LETS DIVE Dec 12, 2011

    and the democrats have the nerve to talk about republican money being crooked, who's the last fund raise for the republicans convicted for fraud?

  • americaneel Dec 12, 2011

    I heard his court costs are going to be paid from the Perdue campaign money

  • hunter38 Dec 12, 2011

    The ship is sinking and the DA just threw this guy a life jacket. He is about to throw Bev to the sharks....lol and well deserved I might add.

  • vter53 Dec 12, 2011

    I hope she is paying him well to take her fall.