North Carolina

House Republican embroiled in North Carolina corruption case

North Carolina Congressman Mark Walker
Rep. Mark Walker on Capitol Hill. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images

Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) is the latest GOP official linked to a federal corruption case in North Carolina in which businessman Greg Lindberg, who was indicted early Tuesday, asked officials to convince North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to dismiss his deputy, Politico reports.

Details: FEC records show that Lindberg donated $150,000 to Walker's campaign during the 2018 midterm elections after Lindberg had already donated more than $78,000 to another Walker-affiliated campaign. Walker told Politico that he has not been charged in the investigation.

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Chairman of North Carolina GOP indicted in federal campaign finance probe

Robin Hayes, chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, surrendered to authorities on Monday following a 5-month FBI investigation into a $2 million party donation from business owner Greg Lindberg, who has been implicated in multiple white collar crimes, WBTV reports.

Details: $240,000 of Lindberg's donation to the NCGOP was forwarded to North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey's campaign in what WBTV investigative reporter Nick Ochsner described as a bribe. Lindberg also made a 6-figure contribution to the North Carolina Democratic Party. Per Ochsner, the commissioner is not being charged.