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Easley takes leave from law firm

Sources told WRAL News that former Gov. Mike Easley asked for the leave from the McGuire-Woods law firm weeks ago, and it was granted.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Former Gov. Mike Easley has taken a leave of absence from the law firm where he has worked for the past year.

Sources told WRAL News that Easley asked for the leave from the McGuire-Woods law firm weeks ago, and it was granted.

McGuire-Woods is based in Richmond, Va., and has offices in Raleigh and Charlotte.

A federal grand jury is investigating Easley's dealings with friends and contributors while in office.

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