Easley takes leave from law firm
Posted June 8, 2010 1:02 p.m. EDT
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.