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Former state Rep. Stephen LaRoque headed to prison

Stephen LaRoque will spend the next two years in a federal prison, punishment for stealing from the federally-funded non-profit he ran. LaRoque, 51, ...
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Ex-lawmaker LaRoque defends compensation at federal fraud trial

A former state lawmaker who criticized government waste in his political career begins a criminal trial today on charges of stealing $300,000 from ...
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A more subdued LaRoque in court on embezzlement charges

Stephen LaRoque, a sharp-tongued former state lawmaker who often railed against wasteful government spending, had little to say Monday as he sat in ...
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Indictment accuses LaRoque steered federally-sourced dollars to luxuries, campaign

N.C. Rep. Stephen LaRoque, a polarizing Kinston Republican who railed in political speeches against excessive government spending, now stands accused of using his ...
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USDA: Open investigation into Rep. LaRoque

The federal agriculture department has opened an ongoing investigation into state Rep. Stephen LaRoque’s two economic development non-profits, a spokeswoman for the agency ...
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Pressure mounts for formal ethics investigation of LaRoque

Lawmakers should conduct a bipartisan ethics investigation  into the business dealings of state Rep. Stephen LaRoque, a top Republican in the legislature said ...
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LaRoque defamation suit gone, non-profit pays $17K in fines

State Rep. Stephen LaRoque’s federally-funded non-profit will pay thousands in contempt of court fines as part of the state lawmaker’s agreement to dismiss ...
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LaRoque’s IRS tax forms don’t mention $200K loan to his company

A federal tax return for Stephen LaRoque’s nonprofit didn’t disclose a loan given to the lawmaker’s private company last year, despite the IRS ...
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LaRoque defends business practices others question

State Rep. Stephen LaRoque had plenty to say at Tuesday’s press conference, but still managed to evade questions about how much he personally ...
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LaRoque to talk to select press on Tuesday

N.C. Rep. Stephen LaRoque is ready to respond to a recent investigation that uncovered questionable financial and management practices at his two federally-funded ...
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Time for LaRoque to answer some questions

Representative Stephen LaRoque appears to have some explaining to do—to federal officials, to the Internal Revenue Service and most of all to the ...
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LaRoque a polarizing force in N.C. General Assembly

Controversy stays close to N.C. Rep. Stephen LaRoque, a Kinston Republican whose unapologetic, aggressive style thrusts him into the spotlight on a regular basis. Now in his third term after a four-year hiatus, LaRoque was named co-chair of the powerful Rules Committee this year by N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis. ...
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Bruce Patterson stands by photos of his family in his late mother's home. (Photo by Ricky Leung)
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Barbecue owner that lost business to former lawmaker still adrift

Bruce Patterson only needs to glance out the kitchen window of his late mother’s home to see the life he once had. Within ...
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The Follies

Like a big, lopsided boulder rolling down hill (and probably destined for a loud and destructive crash), the North Carolina General Assembly has ...
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Friday Follies

Faberge Eggs? NC Policy Watch reporter Sarah Ovaska uncovered a lot of startling facts last summer when she broke the story of State ...
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