Man arrested in Fla. gambling probe gave to McCrory

Man arrested in Fla. gambling probe gave to McCrory

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 14 at 6:41 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Gov. Pat McCrory says he has given to charity campaign cash he received from an Oklahoma man who has been charged in a Florida gambling probe.  

Records show Chase Egan Burns of Anadarko, Okla., and his wife gave $8,000 to McCrory's campaign in October. Burns gave another $25,000 to the North Carolina Republican Party, and nearly $125,000 to GOP and Democratic legislators. 

Burns and his wife are accused of owning gaming parlors in Florida that operated under Allied Veterans, a charity accused of being a front for a nearly $300 million gambling operation.  

McCrory's spokeswoman said Thursday the governor gave $8,000 to a Durham homeless charity. House Democrats also announced they will donate their contributions.
 

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