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Excerpts from the LaRoque indictment

Policy Watch’s  Sarah Ovaska will have more on this story Wednesday, but here are a few excerpts from the federal grand jury’s indictment handed down Tuesday that charges Rep. Stephen LaRoque with misappropriating money from the nonprofits that he operates.

Those wanting the read the full 72-page indictment can find that here.  To better understand how his organizations were structured, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Jack

    July 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Always follow the money.

  2. gib

    July 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Tillis, what happened to your LEC investigation?

    In audio posted at Policy Watch from an August townhall in Kinston, Tillis says, “I have my staff looking at” the LaRoque story.

    “What I’m trying to do is get my facts straight, beginning with confirming your information, talking with the federal agencies that are involved, and we’ll continue that process,” he told NCPW’s Sarah Ovaska.

    “If you’re talking about legislative ethics, it’s not clear to me that’s it’s even within the purview,” he went on. “That’s a question I’ve asked everybody to look at. You know, I’m a partner for PriceWaterhouseCooper, so I’m familiar with audit compliance issues. So we’re just going through this process as we would with anybody.”

    Tillis said he needed to independently confirm the facts in Ovaska’s report. Ovaska asked for a timeframe. “I know it took you a month and half, two months. I hope to do it in far less than that,” Tillis said.

    Almost three months to the day later, Tillis spokesman Jordan Shaw couldn’t say any conclusions had been arrived at.

    “[Tillis] said that he was gathering information and would handle the matter appropriately. Our office has gathered information (which, for the most part, has been press reports or blog reports from Policy Watch),” Shaw said in an email today.

    http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/blogpost/10395801/

    LaRoque lawyers up.

  3. david esmay

    July 18, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Tillis tried to bury this and it blew up in his face, like the issues with his staff, he believes that if he ignores it, it will just go away. Tillis, Berger, and the rest of the GOOP leadership are betting that the public will have a mass out break of short term memory loss. They hate government, yet love to profit from it. Would you hire a manager that hates to manage? The GOTP doesn’t believe that government works because they elect people too incompetent to prove otherwise.

  4. david esmay

    July 18, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Why is it that all the Tea Party darlings are tax evaders or grifters?