North Carolina GOP State Chairman Indicted For Fraud

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.”