GOP Rep. Stephen LaRoque indicted on eight counts by federal grand jury

GOP Rep. Stephen LaRoque has been indicted by a federal grand jury on eight counts of taking federal money from his economic development company and using for personal expenses.

WRAL:

Misuses cited incl. LaRoque purchases of car, rental house, skating rink, zamboni (wow), faberge eggs (double wow), jewelry...

Indictment can be found posted here.

[update 1] Greg Flynn links to an FBI press release on Twitter. This was a joint investigation.

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Faberge eggs over easy

What is poor Kinston going to do now? They'll have to run an ad in the Kleptocrat Monthly to fill those wing-tips.

Lot of good folks in Kinston

The only reason I rag on them is because they (or some of them, anyway) seem to be overly protective of their resident Huguenot. I'm surprised there isn't a statue...

You got that right

Could be up to eighty years. When you have entities like this sniffing your trail:

The case involves a joint investigation by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

your days of freedom are numbered.

LaRoque

we found ourselves referring

we found ourselves referring to him as Thomfoolery due to how they manufactured the annexation bill to insert into another bill after the file date had already past.

Tillis

yes, we referred to Tillis as Thomfoolery due to the fancy footwork behind the scenes with the 'protest petition/annexation' bill being inserted into another bill of Laroque's after the date for filing bills had passed already!

GOP is in trouble!

Laroque is finally caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Now, the GOP is at it again. This time the Third Congressional District Republican Party has elected a convicted sex offender to be an alternate to the National Republican Convention in Tampa this summer. The party of morals and law and order doesn't seem to have any morals or law and order left. Go to the N.C. Sexual Register and look up Harvey L. West, Jr. You'll find that he served a little over six years for having sex with several young girls. Now, he's lying about his conviction and trying to become an "insider" in the state GOP. Robin Hayes needs to answer why he's allowing West to serve in any official capacity within the GOP. Also, remember Walter Jones is their congressman; George Cleveland who is right of Attila the Hun is a state legislator and leader in the third district as is Sen. Harry Brown. These leaders have a lot of questions to answer to the families of those young girls that he molested.

West is also active in the Bob Steinburg for State House Campaign according to a picture of West and Steinburg together in Steinburg's home the night of the first primary on the front page of the Chowan Herald and Daily Advance of Elizabeth City and the campaign of Eddie Goodwin for Sec. of State. These two candidates should be held accountable and let the voters know why they have chosen to associate with a known sexual offender.