Ethics Complaint Points To Governor's Business Dealings

Ethics Complaint Points To Governor's Business Dealings

11:36am Jan 12, 2015

An advocacy group says it's filing an ethics complaint against Governor Pat McCrory. The complaint is related to potential conflicts of interest in the governor's business dealings.

Progress North Carolina Action executive director Gerrick Brenner says the group planned to file its complaint Monday with the North Carolina Ethics Commission. The complaint seeks a formal investigation into McCrory's holdings of stock in his former employer Duke Energy. It also points to payouts he received from a Charlotte-based mortgage broker where he was a board member.

The Associated Press reported after last year's Dan River coal ash spill that McCrory held Duke stock while his administration made regulatory decisions favoring Duke. AP also reported McCrory got cash and stock from LendingTree after becoming governor. McCrory had served as a director at LendingTree's corporate parent, Tree.com.

McCrory has denied any wrongdoing.

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