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Beason’s Clients

don-beason.jpgThe big revelation thus far today in the Jim Black state court sentencing hearing was the identity of the heretofore unnamed lobbyist who had provided the former Speaker with a loan of half a million bucks back in the summer of 2000: Don Beason.

According to Black, the loan was a "business" loan that was, among other things, inadvertently deposited in Black's campaign account for a couple of days. Beason, of course, was once an aide to two Republican governors and is today of the most powerful lobbyists in Raleigh. Here is a list of his current lobbying clients according to the Secretary of State (you can read all of his clients going back to the 1993-'94 session — including the 2000 session – on the SOS website):

One Comment

  1. Anglico

    July 31, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    Don’t forget the press

    On Beason’s Short Leash.