Senate candidate owes investors more than $450,000

Posted March 13, 2014

— Republican U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon will have to pay $454,631.12 to a pair of investors if a Wake County Superior Court jury verdict is upheld. 

A Wake County jury found Brannon liable for misleading two men who invested in a technology start-up company called Neogence. Brannon was on Neogence's board of directors and helped persuade the two men to invest. 

In a judgment sheet and formal award of costs and findings filed Thursday, Superior Court Judge Bryan Collins ruled that Brannon must repay the $250,000 originally invested, along with interest and attorneys fees. 

Brannon has denied any wrongdoing and said he will appeal the decision.


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  • Joseph Shepard Mar 17, 2014
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    Got to wonder when WRAL will take this story down? The point has been made--somebody needs to tell them its ok to get off the horse after its dead..

  • Charlie Watkins Mar 15, 2014
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    Didn't they get Bernie Madoff on misleading investors?

  • Charlie Watkins Mar 15, 2014
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    And on top of the $450,000 his own attorney fees. Yikes!

  • Larry Lynch Mar 14, 2014
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    we have a special kind of politician in nc -- usually both democrat and republican politicans find theirselves in prison. all jokes aside --as a NATIVE TARHEEL --- our state is a pitiful mess politically. we need to STOP ELECTING people who are not even born here and DO NOT REPRESENT north carolinaians. that includes both demo's and repubs-- they HAVE MADE A JOKE OF THIS STATE.

  • WakeForestLiving Mar 14, 2014

    I want to defeat Kay Hagan more than anything, but this clown is not the one to do it. I have eliminated Brannon from my GOP primary choices.

  • Atheistinafoxhole Mar 14, 2014

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    Agreed, if enough of us UNA voters help him in the primary, maybe the at large public will see how the people of NC REALLY feel about these extremists.

  • Earth Brooks Mar 14, 2014

    "As an Independent, this guy is definitely getting my Vote in the Primary!"

    Mine too. He doesn't stand a chance in the general election against Hagan.

  • mvenable Mar 14, 2014

    I was excited to see a a libertarian leaning republican running but this guy might be just like all the others.

  • Charlie Watkins Mar 14, 2014
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    From what I understand he did not take the stand during the trial. He did not tell the jury why he was innocent of the charge. That in itself is most disturbing. Will he take a stand in the United States Senate for the sake of North Carolina.

    Why not speak directly to the jury?

  • Terry Watts Mar 14, 2014
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    As an Independent, this guy is definitely getting my Vote in the Primary!