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Former Buncombe County Sheriff arrested

When a public officer uses his office to further his/her political career, that is sad. When you use the office to gamble and cover personal expenditures that’s sick and twisted. Yesterday, former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford was arrested.


From ACT:

Former Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford commanded an illegal gambling operation that moved as much as $5,000 at a time through his sheriff’s department office, federal authorities said Thursday.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office unsealed an indictment that made sweeping charges against Medford, including that he funneled money from illegal video gambling to cover campaign expenses and $54,000 lost at Cherokee Harrah’s casino.

Some members of Medford’s command staff promised protection for betting operations and would collect money from video gambling machine owners while dressed in sheriff’s deputy uniforms, according to the indictment. (more…)

By |2007-12-14T07:34:13-04:00December 14th, 2007|Domestic Issues, State and Local Politics|Comments Off on Former Buncombe County Sheriff arrested

Republicans try to doop Buncombe County voters

Representative Susan Fisher
NC House District 114


September 7, 2006
Contact: Beth Trigg, Campaign Manager

For immediate release

Representative Susan Fisher Decries Republican Internet Scam

Today Buncombe County Republican Party Chair George Keller was implicated in a scandal involving a fraudulent website which attempts to mislead voters in Buncombe County. The website purports to represent an “independent” organization; the organization seems not actually to exist and the website is actually the work of members of the Buncombe County Republican Party.

The site claims to be associated with a group called the “North Carolina Independent Public Policy Research Group (NCIPPRG),” which, the site claims, surveys and ranks legislators on how effective they are. The group’s name is strikingly similar to the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization which is well-known for publishing an annual report ranking legislators. Both the authentic and the knock-off sites have lists of legislators ranked by effectiveness. The significant difference between the two lists is the elevating of the “effectiveness ratings” of Republican legislators and the low ratings of Buncombe County Democratic lawmakers, who were never surveyed by the sham organization. (more…)

By |2006-09-07T18:12:13-04:00September 7th, 2006|Election 2006, State and Local Politics|Comments Off on Republicans try to doop Buncombe County voters
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