Easley said that Campbell called him to say that he was having trouble being paid. He called Rebecca McGhee and told her to pay Campbell. Easley said that the invoices are not related to the house. He said that the invoices were to “bill of a block of time” of air travel and this would be an advance and later Campbell would provide details. Easley said that at this time he was working on the lottery – he didn’t have time to mess with this because he had 5 year olds depending on the lottery to open their schools doors.
Easley was asked by the Board’s Chairman, “Why would Campbell contend that the invoices in question for work on your house?” Easley answered that he didn’t know, because at that time it was legal to use campaign funds in this way in 2005.
Easley said that Campbell is not an imbecile and that he knows he has to bill the campaign for flights in order to get paid. Easley said that McQueen told him in a phone call that he had been paid for all the flights. Easley told Campbell that if there were any flights that hadn’t been paid for that he needed to submit the invoices now – but Campbell assured him that all had been paid.
There were more than 100 flights and Easley said that seemed like alot – but he couldn’t be sure. The Governor’s Security (NC State Highway Patrol) kept a log – but according to Easley it was not accurate and Easley was not aware of these logs until recently.