Perdue forfeits $48K in questioned donations

NC Governor Beverly Perdue (Steve Helber)

March 19, 2010 12:59:15 PM PDT
North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has forfeited $48,000 in political contributions because her campaign says the donors may have been reimbursed by their company for the donations.

Perdue campaign treasurer Oscar Harris wrote the State Board of Elections on Friday and gave the money to the board. Harris said the campaign wanted to err on the side of caution after it became concerned about the origin of the donations.

State law prevents corporate campaign contributions and anyone from giving on behalf of someone else.

The Perdue campaign said in a news release that never was it aware that a contributor was trying to circumvent the law.

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