Ethics Commission Dismisses Liberal Group's Complaint Against McCrory
One of the complaints lodged in January by the group Progress North Carolina Action said McCrory should have included on his economic disclosure statement cash and stock he received from online mortgage broker LendingTree from when he served on its board. The other complaint, filed in March, centered on trips he took that were paid for through the Republican Governors Association.
Progress North Carolina Action released last month’s dismissal documents Wednesday after McCrory announced the decision. State law doesn’t allow the ethics commission to publicly release its decisions.
The dismissal notices, dated Oct. 14 and signed by commission Executive Director Perry Newson, said the commission didn’t find probable cause that McCrory violated the State Government Ethics Act or other laws overseen by the panel.
The appointed commission heard the complaint, McCrory’s response and the results of the investigation by the commission’s staff on two occasions last month, according to the notices.
McCrory, a Republican, said the dismissals prove that the complaints were nearly 600 pages of “frivolous documents making malicious and unfounded attacks.” He has said several liberal-leaning organizations have been out to destroy him politically since he took office in 2013.