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LaRoque case and transparency on Jones Street highlighted this weekend on News & Views (video)

Former state Representative Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston) makes his first court appearance Monday after being indicted last month by a federal grand jury on charges of stealing from two federally-funded non-profits he ran.

LaRoque, who denies any wrongdoing, officially resigned from the legislature August 1st, putting an end to a bi-partisan investigation by his legislative colleagues.

Jane Pinsky with the NC Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform joins us this weekend on News & Views to talk about the LaRoque case, how the ethics committee addresses such complaints, and the need for greater transparency on Jones Street.

For a preview of Pinsky’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below.

To revisit Policy Watch’s investigative report on Rep. LaRoque (published exactly a year ago today) click here:

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