Friday, March 10, 2006

Sen. Robert Holloman May Face Campaign Finance Charges


The State Board of Elections on Thursday asked local prosecutors to consider filing criminal charges against a Hertford County senator accused of failing to report $23,275 in campaign contributions since 2002.

Sen. Robert Holloman, a Democrat, told the board he hadn't intentionally violated rules, and asked board members to let him talk with his staff to fix the problems with his campaign filings.

"My reports may have some errors and mistakes," Holloman said. "But I'm going to tell you all today -- I'm looking at you with a straight face -- Robert Holloman has nothing to hide. I'm not trying to hide anything."

But the board referred the case of the Baptist minister to the Wake County district attorney's office, determining he also may have submitted fraudulent campaign disclosure reports and failed to report cash contributions of $100 or less.

"Twenty-three thousand dollars of non-reported contributions is a great sum," board chairman Larry Leake said during a meeting break. "It is difficult for me to accept that a mistake of that magnitude is an innocent mistake."

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Comments on "Sen. Robert Holloman May Face Campaign Finance Charges"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (06 January, 2008 18:10) : 

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