McCrory donating $8,000 in tainted money

  • Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:18 a.m.

RALEIGH (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory’s campaign is giving another $8,000 to charity, the third time his campaign has unloaded contributions from people facing criminal charges related to sweepstakes cafes.

McCrory spokeswoman Kim Genardo said Wednesday the Republican governor’s campaign would rid itself of $8,000 brought to their attention by The Associated Press this week. The cash was donated last year by John Patrick Fannin and his wife, who live in Little River, S.C.

Fannin is among 57 people indicted in Florida related to a chain of sweepstakes cafes affiliated with Allied Veterans of the World. Prosecutors said only about 2 percent of the $300 million raised actually went to veterans.

The latest move brings to $18,000 the total from donors facing criminal charges or their spouses that McCrory has given to charity.

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