After Ethics Complaint, McCrory Admits to $13,000 in Previously Undisclosed Travel
Shortly after Progress NC Action filed a second ethics complaint against Governor McCrory for failing to disclose travel, paid for by partisan political organizations, Governor McCrory's admitted wrongdoing and filed amended SEI's that reveal $13,000 in previously undisclosed travel. The new information submitted by the Governor only addresses the second complaint, and not any of the allegations in the first ethics complaint, which was filed back in January.
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Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday filed new ethics disclosure forms that show seven previously unreported trips valued at about $13,000 in 2013.
The governor’s office said late Monday it is gathering information about previous years and “will be updating past SEI forms.”
“We are in the process of gathering records for those years,” spokesman Josh Ellis wrote in an email message.
The filing by McCrory was made as an advocacy group, Progress N.C. Action, filed a complaint with the state Ethics Commission seeking an inquiry into McCrory’s travels and disclosures about them, which are required by law to be accurate.
McCrory’s update of his forms on Monday is the third time he has filed an amendment to the required ethics forms to disclose information covering the 2013 calendar year that was not on his original filing.
McCrory’s latest filing, dated and signed by the governor on Friday and stamped received on Monday, discloses trips paid by another person or group that were not previously on McCrory’s ethics disclosures for 2013. They are:
▪ Feb. 21-25 National Governors Association winter meeting in Washington DC at a value of $395.
▪ Feb. 21-25 Republican Governors Association winter meeting in Washington DC at a value of $2,750.
▪ May 14-15 Republican Governors Association “corporate policy summit and executive roundtable” in New Orleans at a value of $2,100.
▪ Aug. 2 National Governors Association summer meeting in Milwaukee at a value of $395.
▪ Sept. 7 Southern Governors Association annual meeting in Louisville, Ky., at a value of $340.
▪ Sept. 16-17 Republican Governors Association “corporate policy summit” in Charleston, S.C., at a value of $2,125.
▪ Nov. 19-21 Republican Governors Association annual conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., at a value of $5,200.
The total listed value of those unreported trips is $13,305.