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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Rep. Stephen LaRoque Of Kinston On 8 Counts PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 July 2012 19:07

RALEIGH, (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a North Carolina House member on charges he stole money from a federal loan program and engaged in other transactions related to property derived from unlawful activity.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Raleigh said Republican Rep. Stephen LaRoque of Kinston was indicted on eight counts Tuesday, each of which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
LaRoque served in the House last decade, then returned last year and became the co-chairman of the House Rules Committee. He lost in the May primary.
Questions had been raised in recent months about his involvement in companies that received millions of dollars through a federal small-business lending program.
LaRoque's attorney didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 July 2012 19:08
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