UPDATED: A SBI probe of Gov. Bev Perdue’s campaign is not targeting the governor, Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby said.
Perdue's campaign finances are under scrutiny for dozens of unreported flights during the 2004 and 2008 campaigns.
Willoughby, a Democrat, said the investigation is nearing its end, but he won’t give any indications about the severity of the possible charges or whether top Perdue aides are under scrutiny.
The Perdue campaign said it “remains committed to assisting (the) investigation in any way it can.”
“We are pleased that the district attorney has made the point that he found nothing to suggest that the governor has been involved in any type of wrongdoing,” added Marc Farinella, Perdue’s political consultant.
The governor’s office did not respond to a request for comment.