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Ex-Easley aide Poole to surrender Thursday

Posted January 27, 2010

— A former aide to North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley was scheduled to surrender Thursday and make a first court appearance after being charged with 51 corruption counts.

An arrest warrant issued for Poole has not yet been fulfilled, and federal authorities have said he will have a chance to turn himself in to authorities.

Poole faces a range of charges, including extortion, bribery and money laundering. The indictment released last week says Poole benefited financially while helping expedite coastal developments that had been approved by state regulators.

Poole was Easley's former special counsel and aide during the governor's two terms.


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  • OrdinaryCitizen Jan 28, 2010

    What a peasant!

  • superman Jan 28, 2010

    It dont make no difference whether he goes to a hard core prison or whatever. They will all have their fun with him.

  • wondermom24kids Jan 28, 2010

    Easley should do two things...go to confession with his priest, then confess to the authorities and join his buddy.

  • Womble_Fred Jan 27, 2010

    Well, they really missed a golden opportunity by waiting until Thursday. He should've been in court yesterday or today and bring in a panel of judges named Simon, Ellen, Kara and Randy. Cause the boy is gonna be singing...

  • Iwasasoldier4u Jan 27, 2010

    Even if this pretty boy gets convicted on every count he will go to one of the feds white collar prisons. If anyone thinks he will be in with hard core criminals they are wrong. Always remember that there are two different laws and two different prison systems in this country, one for the common people and the poor, and one for the rich and "elite".

  • garnertoy Jan 27, 2010

    he came from money but I guess he wanted more I hope they dont give him a slap on the wrist.

  • itsnotmeiswear Jan 27, 2010

    I realized the other day that I knew this guy's grandparents. Just from granddaddy's pocket, he could have had anything he ever wanted.

  • UNCfuturealumi Jan 27, 2010

    giving him, Mickey and Miss Mary extra time is a SLAP in the face to all of us. What is so special about Easley and former Easley employees...Money or Bev Perdue...???

  • justiceforall Jan 27, 2010

    Gotta give him time to hide all his money. Clink, clink, clink, the new theme song for NC politicians.

  • TStills Jan 27, 2010

    Call me crazy, but this guy looks like an absolute tool? The type that, if you met him on the street and weren't even aware of the charges, you would instinctively know he was a tool.