Public Corruption

Getting Close to the Next Governor Indictment

By on 1.21.10 | 5:44PM

n May I laid out for Spectator readers how former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley received: a break on a land deal; free air travel; free use of SUVs for himself and his family; and a high-paying job for his wife at NC State where she did next-to-nothing. 

Former NC Governor Under Scrutiny

By on 10.26.09 | 4:34PM

Hoo-boy. Former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley, who is the subject of a federal investigation because of unreported gifts he received such as airplane trips, free SUV usage, cut-rate coastal property and a high-paying job for his wife, is the subject of hearings this week in Raleigh before the State Board of Elections. David Bass, an AmSpec contributor and reporter for the John Locke Foundation's Carolina Journal, is live-blogging at the sessions.