McCrory To Give Up Donations Tied To Paving Fraud
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The campaign of Gov. Pat McCrory says it will give to charity more than $10,000 in political donations tied to a North Carolina paving company involved in what prosecutors describe an $88 million fraud scheme involving state and federal road construction projects.
The owners of Boggs Paving Inc. hosted a March 2012 fundraiser for then-candidate McCrory at the spacious Waxhaw home of company president Carl Andrew Boggs III.
Boggs pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court last week to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Department of Transportation and money laundering. He faces up to 25 years in prison.
McCrory campaign director Bill Constangy told The Associated Press this week that the campaign will give to charity an amount equal to the political donations from Boggs, his immediate family and company employees.