Pat McCrory's nephew wrote a letter to the editor last year.
In the letter, printed Aug. 8, 2007, in the Greensboro News-Record, Patrick Sebastian laments the failure of the legislature to pass anti-gang laws called for by McCrory:
It's frustrating that North Carolina has the weakest gang laws in the South and our governor and legislature refuse to do anything about it.
This was the year that the House finally agreed with the bipartisan delegation of North Carolina mayors to give harsh penalties to gang members. It's pathetic that the Senate and governor did not agree.
Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory led the charge and knows the problems that gangs cause in big cities and small towns alike. Because of the lack of leadership of Gov. Easley and Sen. Marc Basnight, more innocent North Carolinians will be terrorized by gang activity again this year.
The letter does not identify Sebastian as McCrory's nephew.