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

Posted By Clayton Henkel On August 3, 2012 @ 2:12 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Former state Representative Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston) makes his first court appearance Monday [1] 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 [2] 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 [3] 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 [4]:

YouTube Preview Image [5]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Monday: http://www.witn.com/news/crime/headlines/Federal_Grand_Jury_Indicts_Rep_Stephen_LaRoque_162772206.html

[2] resigned: http://www.scribd.com/doc/101065497/Laroque-Resig-Off

[3] NC Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform: http://www.nclobbyreform.org/

[4] here: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2011/08/03/nc-lawmaker-gets-big-pay-while-loaning-friends-federal-money/

[5] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cCxMpou98U

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