Panelists Don Carrington of the Carolina Journal, former FBI Special Agent in Charge of Raleigh office Frank Perry and former NC State Auditor Les Merritt are presenting an excellent program on investigating public corruption.
Best line so far:
“State agencies have a poor record of investigating themselves.” -Perry
Don Carrington has covered the Mike Easley real estate empire.
“Only citizens can help make these cases.” – Perry (yeah crowdsourcing!)
Perry and Merrit both serve at the newly created Foundation for Ethics in Public Service
Another wathchdog is in the audience, former state senator Fern Shubert.