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FBI inquiry targeted [Beverly] Perdue
|Last Edited||Patrick Feb 11, 2011 03:37pm|
|News Date||Friday, February 11, 2011 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||After Gov. Bev Perdue ousted the commander of the N.C. Highway Patrol in 2009 to promote her longtime friend Randy Glover, she repeatedly faced questions about whether she had used her political influence to advance his career. |
And time and again, Perdue and her staff denied it.
But a newly released FBI file of a federal investigation of corruption allegations involving Perdue from the 1990s shows that the then-state senator called the secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety and demanded to have the trooper's name added to an already completed finalized promotion list and transferred to her hometown of New Bern "for her own personal reasons."
According to the FBI report, which was released to television station WTVD following a federal Freedom of Information Act inquiry, Perdue also had another trooper promoted and moved from her home county to make space for her friend, in violation of state law.