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Fri Jan 22, 2021, 05:19 AM

Trump pardons former GOP congressman Robin Hayes, several others with NC ties

Former Republican Congressman Robin Hayes, swept up in one of North Carolina’s worst political corruption scandals, received a pardon from President Donald Trump that was announced early Wednesday in the final hours of his presidency.

Trump also pardoned four other Charlotte-area figures, including a member of a prominent NASCAR family who was convicted of insider trading, the former CEO of a cleaning company, and the head of a prominent road-building company who went to prison in 2015 for defrauding the federal government. The CEO of a holding company that owns and operates several of Charlotte’s priciest restaurants also was on the presidential pardons list.

In a statement released by his attorney, Kearns Davis of Greensboro, Hayes expressed gratitude for his pardon.

“I am extremely grateful to President Trump for considering my case,” the 75-year-old said. “I am also incredibly thankful for the constant prayer blessed upon me by friends and supporters over the past few years.”

In a deal with prosecutors to avoid trial on public-corruption charges and a potentially long prison term, Hayes pleaded guilty in 2019 to lying to the FBI in connection with the plot to bribe Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey.

Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/article248626550.html
(Raleigh News & Observer)

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TexasTowelie Jan 22 OP
Chicago1980 Jan 22 #1
CottonBear Jan 22 #3
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 06:10 AM

1. North Carolina.....

Hmmm...

Didn't I hear something about one of the Trump's, a daughter-in-law perhaps wanting to run for senate in 2022?

Perhaps these are early favors for repayment later if she runs.

Just a thought.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 07:03 AM

3. Lara Trump, who's married to Eric Trump is from Wilmington, NC.

FYI: Wilmington is where America’s only white supremacist insurrection and coup occurred.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilmington_insurrection_of_1898
Wilmington insurrection of 1898

The Wilmington insurrection of 1898, also known as the Wilmington massacre of 1898 or the Wilmington coup of 1898,[6] was a mass riot and insurrection carried out by white supremacists in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States, on Thursday, November 10, 1898.[7] Though the white press in Wilmington originally described the event as a race riot caused by Black people, as more facts were publicized over time, it came to be seen as a coup d'état, the violent overthrow of a duly elected government, by a group of white supremacists.

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Fri Jan 22, 2021, 06:16 AM

2. Seems there are gaps in the Trump pardons and little things like corruption.

They may not be off scot free! Rachel.

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