HHS Probes Into Rep. Wright Loan Letter
By Catherine M. Welch
Wilmington, NC – An investigation out of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has turned up questions about how the agency reimbursed state Representative Thomas Wright.
The probe turned up some $1,400 of questionable reimbursements to Wright, including two instances where more than 100 miles were added on to his trip between Wilmington and Raleigh.
The Health and Human Services probe was sparked by testimony before the State Board of Elections that a former HHS employee wrote Wright false promissory letter to help Wright get a bank loan. The investigation found this letter did exist and was an isolated event.
The Wake County District Attorney and State Bureau of Investigations are currently looking into Wright's campaign finances.
He has not been charged with any crime. Wright has said the Board of Elections hearings contained untruths and misstatements.
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