WRAL.com reports that State Rep. Stephen LaRoque of Lenoir County – a powerful member of House Speaker Thom Tillis’ leadership team and co-chair of the House Rules Committee — has been indicted by the federal government for stealing money from the federal program that he runs. Here is a link to the 72 page indictment.
The story of LaRoque’s questionable behavior was first broken by NC Policy Watch reporter Sarah Ovaska last summer. Here is a link to her extensive series “Public money, personal gains.”
NC Policy Watch will have more details on this story in the very near future and as they become available.