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Finance director doesn't remember memo

Michael Hayden, who was in charge of raising money for former Gov. Mike Easley's campaign, said he does not remember writing a memo outlining a strategy to funnel money through organizations to skirt campaign finance limits.

Hayden testified that the memo looks like something he could have created, but he did not specifically remember it. 

Board chairman Larry Leake had earlier said that the board believes Hayden wrote the campaign's finance strategy, which entailed having contributors give through other organizations.

Hayden repeated what other witnesses have said: that Easley did not care for fundraising and participated in it begrudgingly.

Hayden was the person renting Easley's Raleigh home until late 2003, although he said he did not recall any repairs being made to it while he was there. On Monday, Easley friend McQueen Campbell testified that he made repairs to the house and then falsified some $11,000 in invoices for flights to pay for the work. 


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Re: Finance director doesn't remember memo

Another victim of early alzheimers.

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