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State upholds troopers' firings

Posted June 17, 2011 12:47 p.m. EDT

— State officials have upheld the decision of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol to fire two troopers accused of running outside businesses while on duty.

Trooper Hubert Sealey, 45, and Lt. Michael Faison, 42, were dismissed May 3 following an internal investigation into "non-criminal personnel issues," Highway Patrol officials said. Both men were assigned to Troop B in Fayetteville.

The men appealed their dismissals, but Secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety Reuben Young upheld the moves.

They have 30 days to appeal Young's decision in the Office of Administrative Hearings.