The Raleigh News & Observer reports:
The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party has been indicted. Robin Hayes had announced Monday that he won’t seek another term as NC GOP chairman.
The indictment comes amid an investigation into political donor Greg Lindberg by U.S. Attorney R. Andrew Murray, an appointee of Republican President Donald Trump who oversees federal trials in Charlotte and the rest of Western North Carolina. He was previously the elected district attorney for Mecklenburg County.
Hayes, Lindberg, John D. Gray and John V. Palermo are alleged to have devised “a scheme and artifice to defraud” North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey. The four offered campaign donations in exchange for “specific official action.”
Former Rep. and current North Carolina GOP Chairman Robin Hayes has been indictedhttps://t.co/qDQ7P15AMs
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) April 2, 2019
NEWS .. .Former Rep. Robin Hayes — chairman of the North Carolina GOP — was indicted. served a decade in Congress pic.twitter.com/n9HMS9jo1P
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) April 2, 2019
BREAKING: we can confirm @NCGOP Chair Robin Hayes and others indicted. Hayes charges include wire fraud, false statments, and bribery concerning programs receiving fed funds and aiding and abetting #ncpol #ncga
— Tim Boyum (@TimBoyumTV) April 2, 2019
One day after announcing retirement due to “mobility issues”following surgery, @NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes indicted by grand jury, accused of attempting to bribe official. @NickOchsnerWBTV @hodgesreporting all over this story for @WBTV_News today. pic.twitter.com/XgsyylOLgZ
— David Whisenant WBTV (@DavidWhisenant) April 2, 2019