State Representative referred for possible prosecution following NC Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement investigation

Rep. Moore could face criminal prosecution

RALEIGH, NC (WBTV) - The North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement completed an investigation on Wednesday into falsified campaign finance disclosure reports and the impermissible use of campaign contribution money for a state Representative.

Rep. Rodney Moore, a Charlotte Democrat, has been under state investigation since 2017 after a routine audit of his campaign reports turned up a number of irregularities.

On Wednesday, the State Board unanimously referred Moore’s case to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney after determining that his committee did not disclose more than $141,000 in receipts and expenditures between 2010 and 2017. The Board also found that his committee had failed to disclose more than $25,000 in cash withdrawals and cash back from purchases.

In addition to Moore, his former campaign treasurer Tammy Neal and the Committee to Elect Rodney W. Moore were also referred to the Mecklenburg County DA.

Moore declined to provide comment following the ruling.

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