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State Lawmaker Upset Easley Supporter To Manage Golden Leaf Money

Posted October 30, 2002 4:49 a.m. EST

— A Republican legislator is crying foul because a supporter of Gov. Mike Easley may be paid to manage millions in state investments.

Rep. Art Pope is upset because Easley supporter John Crumpler may be part of a team paid to manage $30 million in investments for the

Golden Leaf Foundation

.

The foundation oversees the state's $2.3 billion tobacco settlement.

Pope says he wants to know how much money Crumpler and others would make from the deal.