Tuesday, April 28, 2009

State probes former Black benefactor

Don Beason, once one of the state's most powerful lobbyists, is the subject of an investigation into whether he directed clients to underreport their payments to him, according to an investigator's affidavit, the News & Observer reports.

According to the story: "In the four-page sworn statement filed in Wake County Superior Court, John M. Lynch, a special agent with the N.C. secretary of state's lobbying compliance division, wrote that he thought Beason directed some of 24 groups and companies for which he and his son lobbied in 2007 to include inaccurate information on state disclosure forms."

Click here to read the affadavit.

Beason's time as a lobbying powerhouse ended in summer 2007 when reports surfaced that he gave a $500,000, no-interest loan to now-imprisoned former House Speaker Jim Black.

Click here to read the full story.


Anonymous said...

WHO will be the NEXT NC democrat to fall into flames of CORRUPTION?

Lots of investigations currently...

Anonymous said...

4:39, I got my money on Basnight, but I'll give you 3 to 1 on Rand, 5 to 1 on Bev.

Anonymous said...

Basnight is knee deep, good choice. But there are so many courrupt liberals in this state, it's impossible to guess it. Don't count out Purdue, but just like Sleasley, the liberal journalistic "watchdogs" will be a sleep at the typewriter while she is in office.