Easley campaign goes before elections board


Months of probing by state investigators culminates Monday in the first campaign finance hearing in North Carolina history for a former governor.

More than two dozen of Easley’s former aides, contributors and Democratic Party backers have been subpoenaed to testify in the State Board of Elections hearing, which starts at 11 a..m. in a downtown Raleigh hotel and could last up to a week.

Easley also has been subpoenaed, but it’s unknown whether he will even show up for much of the hearing.