Ethics Complaint Filed Against SpeakerTillis/Defends his endorsement of Doyle Parrish, a Democrat, by stating, “he is directly responsible for more than $100,000.00 in financial support

Ethics Complaint Filed Against NC House Speaker Tillis


The request maintains that Speaker Tillis, now a Republican candidate for US Senate, may have abused his powers of office by advocating that several substantial donors to his campaign be appointed to positions on the UNC Board of Governors. Former NC House Rep. John Rhodes cites a published letter in which the Speaker defended his endorsement of Doyle Parrish, a Democrat, by stating, “he is directly responsible for more than $100,000.00 in financial support through personal contributions to my campaign committee and other candidates and through the Hospitality Alliance."

Rhodes points out that the date of his request for an investigation is the same date in 2005 in which he accused another representative of potentially unethical behavior: then-House Speaker Jim Black. ... Rhodes’ 2005 allegations gave rise to charges of federal corruption for which Black was later imprisoned.

Read my article about the complaint here: http://benswann.com/ethics-complaint-launched-against-us-senate-candidate/

Follow up from John Rhodes
Shortly after the complaint was filed, it was learned that Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon had been arrested on charges of bribery. Governor McCrory and the NC-GOP issued statements seeking the resignation of Mayor Cannon (which followed shortly thereafter). Rep. Rhodes has requested that the state Republican leaders join him in urging that Speaker Tillis, also, step down from his position so that an investigation may be conducted free from the potential of influence over the process. Read my article on the request here:http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-NEWS-and-COMMENTARY-c-2014-03-30-271927.112112-State-leaders-urged-to-seek-Tillis-resignation-amid-ethics-allegations.html
 
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