Black to plead guilty Thursday

We've been hearing rumors for weeks, and as of 8:15pm Tuesday evening, the rumors are apparently true.

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Jim Black will plead guilty to one count of accepting illegal gratuities.

"Since somebody is talking who shouldn't have and has leaked what's happened, I will confirm that Dr. Black will enter a guilty plea to accepting illegal gratuities in federal court on Thursday," [Black's attorney, Charlotte lawyer Kenneth Bell] said.

According to The Observer, this felony charge could carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Black will have to resign his seat and it will be left to the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party executive committee to fill the vacancy.

I'm sure we'll be hearing much more about this in the coming days...stay tuned for more.

Comments

I beat you

mine says 9:19
HAH. I WIN!!!

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

Now....

who to fill the seat?

Although I've heard some rumblings, I don't think anyone has a clear idea of where to go yet. And since it's a State seat, they have to live in the district.

White pages, anyone?

Larry Kissell is MY Congressman

Sorry....

I posted on B.S.'s thread. Appropriate don't you think?

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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See.....if you were on the executive committee

we would have it made. I would trust you.

The only names I have are still the same two I mentioned to you last week. Nancy Carter and Lee Myers. I'm sure there are others outside of politics, but I don't know who they are.



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