Former North Carolina GOP Chairman Robin Hayes was indicted last spring on conspiracy and bribery charges. Now, according to The Charlotte Observer, Hayes is facing up to six months in prison after agreeing to plead guilty to making false statements to the FBI.
Hayes is one of four men who were indicted on the same charges. Of those four men, one was Durham businessman Greg Lindberg, one of the GOP’s biggest campaign contributors.
According to the report, all four men were accused of attempting to bribe state Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey with $2 million in campaign contributions in an attempt to get him to remove an official tasked with regulating one of Lindberg’s businesses.
The report revealed court records that show that Hayes lied to the FBI when he told them he had never discussed with his fellow indictees “personnel or personnel problems” at the Department of Insurance.
As a result of Hayes’ plea, he could end up testifying against the other defendants. Lindberg is reportedly trying to get the charges against him dismissed.
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