Taylor implicated in Abramoff influence-peddling schemes: Emails obtained by the Associated Press implicate North Carolina Congressman Charles Taylor (R-11) in a complex scheme with several other congressmen and senators to benefit one of convicted felon Jack Abramoff’s clients . . .
Officials closely tied to Taylor's Savings & Loan convicted of fraud, money laundering: In 2001, two close political and business associates of North Carolina Rep. Charles Taylor (R-11) pled guilty and were convicted of bank fraud and conspiracy to money laundering involving loans of $2.27 million . . .
While sworn to represent the interests of his constituents and those of the United States, Rep. Charles Taylor (R-NC) agressively pursued his own financial interest, purchasing a Russian bank with a former KGB operative . . .
Taylor submitted legislation written by General Electric: North Carolina Representative Charles Taylor's (R-11) staff added language to a budget bill in 2005 to favor General Electric (GE) Corporation. In fact, according to the Albany Times-Union a member of Taylor's staff said GE drafted the initial language . . .
Taylor tied to inadequate bank security, 3 deaths: On May 16, 2003, a bank teller and two customers were murdered in a bank owned by Charles Taylor's holding company. Vulnerable because of several ignored security recommendations, the Blue Ridge Savings Bank branch in Greer, SC was robbed of an estimated $2,000 to $3,000 at 1:30 p.m. . . .
Taylor leaves bacon in DC: Although cited as reason to support him in years of endorsements there's no evidence North Carolina Rep. Charles Taylor (NC-11) actually "brings home" any "bacon" . . .
Local or federal: Taylor fails to comply to Regulations: In addition to the numerous banking and violations attributed to Representative Charles Taylor's (R-11) Asheville-based Blue Ridge Savings Bank (link to articles on S&L), the Congressman has also been found in violation of several FEC regulations, Asheville housing and zoning codes and occupancy permits . . .
Taylor repeatedly refuses to pay property back taxes: North Carolina Congressman Charles Taylor (R-11) received forestry tax breaks on land owned in Jackson County, NC. In 1998, when requested, Taylor refused to submit a land management plan to prove it warranted that tax break . . .