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Perdue: Flights investigation won't find crimes

Posted October 4, 2010

— North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue said Monday that she can’t explain what happened with her campaign reports but still feels confident a state investigation will find no criminal wrongdoing.

The governor said Monday that staff on The Bev Perdue Committee will cooperate with the State Bureau of Investigation and Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby, who initiated the review after the State Board of Elections fined the campaign $30,000 in August.

Willoughby said Friday there were still some unanswered questions, but his concerns don’t involve Perdue specifically.

Perdue’s campaign failed to report more than 40 flights aboard donors' planes during the 2004 and 2008 gubernatorial campaigns that it said were uncovered during an internal review.

State law prohibits corporate contributions to candidates and limits individual donations to $4,000 during an election.

Since last year, Perdue's campaign has filed several amended campaign finance reports, reflecting some of the flights as in-kind donations and reimbursing other donors for the value of the flights.

Perdue said Monday that she didn’t manage the mechanics of the campaign office but acknowledges mistakes were made.

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  • lkanzig Oct 5, 2010

    of course they are not going to find anything. they allready have covered the tracks!

  • superman Oct 5, 2010

    I guess if I forget to report winning the lottery on my income tax that is not a crime. They will have to prove that I intentionally ommitted reporting it? Perhaps her campaign couldnt afford a computer to track everything-- or then maybe she doesnt know about computers yet. She needs a GPS to get home.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Oct 5, 2010

    Knowing how reliable and impartial the SBI is, not!!!!!

    Bev will get out of this with the blessing of the SBI.

  • Inter Alios Oct 5, 2010

    Since SBI investigative reports, by law, are not public information, we will never know if crimes were committed, which is exactly why it is the SBI that investigates police shootings of citizens and allegedly corrupt acts by politicians. This needs to change. Recent revelations about the SBI clearly show they cannot be trusted, and remember, it is the prosecutors who the SBI was tailoring they reports and testimony to please. Their work is the public's business and we have a right to know the truth.

  • The Fox Oct 4, 2010

    Jim Black used to say the same thing.

  • BadDayforButch Oct 4, 2010

    I am sure it will find nothing as they all scurrty to cover up for each other

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Oct 4, 2010

    Another Democrat in North Carolina Government on the way to prison.

    When are the people in North Carolina going to wake up and vote these Democrat crooks out of office.

  • Caveman93 Oct 4, 2010

    She's as pure as the Virgin Mary. Just look at her!

  • Sherlock Oct 4, 2010

    I hear they looking for a new DA in Wake now.

  • rand321 Oct 4, 2010

    if there was nothing to hide, how come her cronies on the election board tell the investigator to stop investigating and fly back on state planes to oversea investigators questions. someone in the guv's office is running scared.

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