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Wilson resigns from DOT board

Lanny Wilson, the fundraiser and developer who was once on the short list to run the state transportation department, has resigned his position on the transportation board.

Wilson, a Wilmington developer and lawyer, was a key money man for the campaigns of former Gov. Mike Easley and Gov. Bev Perdue. He was unknown to many in North Carolina, until he testified in a State Board of Elections hearing that he gave large checks to the Democratic Party that he expected would be in turn given to Easley's campaign.

Such funneling would violate limits on donations to individual candidates. Wilson was the main financial backer of several coastal developments, including the Cannonsgate development where Easley bought a lot at a six-figure discount.

"After much consideration and thought, I am stepping down to avoid any further unnecessary distractions that would only serve to impede the progress of your reform efforts with the Board and Department of Transportation," Wilson wrote.

Buzz around that state when Perdue was picking her cabinet was that Wilson was on the short list. Senate leader Marc Basnight advocated for Wilson, saying that Wilson raised money for campaigns because he genuinely cared about North Carolina.

"Lanny has so much to give this state. He's smart and he understands the department very well. I believe he could reorganize the department in a fashion that we would get much more out for our money," Basnight said.

Perdue accepted the resignation and thanked Wilson for his service.

Update 3:20pm:  The governor now will be responsible for picking Wilson's successor to represent Division 3, which includes New Hanover and five other southeastern counties.

Wilson has not resigned his seat as vice chairman of the N.C. Turnpike Authority, to which he was appointed by Basnight.  Wilson has been a champion of one of the Turnpike Authority's pending projects, the $1.3 billion Cape Fear Skyway in Wilmington. He participated by telephone in the turnpike board's monthly meeting Wednesday. 



Document(s):
Wilson Lanny Resignation.pdf


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Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

Mrclean you are very correct and Dale Swiggett was on this trail a long time. He was laughed at for saying and exposing the corruption in development. Also thanks to Don Carrington too.

Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

Where there is smoke there is fire. I wonder if the news media will investigate Bev while she is still in office or conveniently wait until she is booted before doing so like they did with Easley ? She was LT Governor during the Easley reign, has already admitted to not paying for some campaign flights, has the same crooked fundraiser working for her. She is part of the same corrupt network and I am pretty confident that the news media could find ethical problems with her as well.

When are the people in NC finally get sick of what the Dems have done here and throw them out of power ?

Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

I'd say he's about to be indicted by the Feds...Now that Obama is on the run,the Dems will be scared to protect any rogues,because the people are already POd.

February may be interesting...

Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

bigsurmac, please use more ALL CAPS.

My computer is across the street and I don't have my glasses.

Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

Until -- WE THE PEOPLE -- collectively A-C-T-!-!-!-!-- to reform election financing and restrict how much can be spent on elections --
DOLLAR LIMITS PER REGISTERED VOTER IN THE MOST RECENT ELECTION --
We are forcing the candidates and parties to scramble for more and more money -- meaning if they expect to go back to the same donor in two years or sooner -- Someone has to deliver some benefits to the special interests.
There is a basic rule -- SOMEONE GETS WHAT THEY PAY FOR.
If WE THE PEOPLE fail to control who is paying for what -- We will get political corruption.
The Supreme Court has ruled within the past 36 hours that Congress cannot limit corporate and FAT CAT contributions to election campaigns.
The only answer is a serious constitutional amendment.
Maybe something on the line -- FOR EVERY DOLLAR ANY LEGAL ENTITY DONATES TO ALL POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS BEYOND A $2.000 LIMIT FOR INDIVIDUALS ANNUALLY AND $3,000 LIMIT FOR ANY BUSINESS, LLC, CORPORATIONS, UNION OR ANY ORGANIZATION -- THAT ORGANIZATION WILL PAY TEN TIMES AS MUCH INCOME TAX AS THE TOTAL DONATION, WITH THE PENALTY INCREASING ANOTHER TEN TIMES FOR EACH DOUBLING OF THE CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT.
In short -- Contribute $6,000 -- pay a $60,000 tax.
Contribute $12,000 -- pay $600,000 tax.
Contribute $24,000 -- pay $2,400,000 tax.
That will stop the nonsense.

Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

someone help!!

I can help with punctuation. That's one heck of long sentence you wheeled out there Buddy. Oh.

So are you saying Bev Perdue was driving the car that hit you, or is she the one that pushed you in front of the entire DOT board that was driving the car?

Because like you, I'm lost.

Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

I have been threatened by ncdot and their 'sub-contractor' Granite construction (I-85 PROJECT/DURHAM GUESS RD.) FOR going after them after I was struck by a car,while in my wheelchair as a result of being 'forced' into the street as they had not completed either sidewalk but had left them OPEN to pedestrian traffic- eveyone (including good ole Bev) has denied responsibility and passed the buck or sent me on a wild goose chase,,,this happened 4/15/07 and to this day NOTHING has been done, not one apology, no renumeration for damages etc-never mind the fact that LAWS WERE BROKEN,codes,statutes,laws etc including the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990! They have stomped all over my rights and the rights of every disabled person in NC and threatened me for taking action against them!!!someone help!!

Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

Gov. Perdue is probably getting a little sweaty. I think these rats will eat each other before it's over. The good ol' fed has a way of showing these crooks how to get their minds right.

Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

Bomp, bomp, bomp...another one bites the dust!

$ rewarding $ for Lanny and Perdue

An interesting choice of words for Lanny Wilson when he stated in his letter of resignation that his experience with the DOT has been very "rewarding." Certainly he benefitted from Cannonsgate and who knows where else. It must have been rewarding also to Perdue to have him as a money man for her campaign. Beverly, do tell us how much in over-the-limit donations were funneled to you through the democratic party.

More NC Democrat Corruption Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

"Wilson, a Wilmington developer, was a key money man for the campaigns of former Gov. Mike Easley and Gov. Bev Perdue."
"Perdue accepted the resignation and thanked Wilson for his service."

And the Corrupt NC Democrat Machine keeps a rolling on.

I wonder how much money Wilson laundered for Baby Dumpling Perdue?

I wonder when she will be indicted?

Maybe the N&O will cover the story AFTER she is sentenced.

Edwards, Easley, Perdue- Gee they are all the same products of the Corrupt NC Democrat Machine.

Got to love all the - Change We Can Believe In!

More NC Democrat Corruption Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

"Wilson, a Wilmington developer, was a key money man for the campaigns of former Gov. Mike Easley and Gov. Bev Perdue."
"Perdue accepted the resignation and thanked Wilson for his service."

And the Corrupt NC Democrat Machine keeps a rolling on.

I wonder how much money Wilson laundered for Baby Dumpling Perdue?

I wonder when she will be indicted?

Maybe the N&O will cover the story AFTER she is sentenced.

Edwards, Easley, Perdue- Gee they are all the same products of teh Corrupt NC Democrat Machine.

Got to love all the - Change We Can Believe In!

Head of ...

What's worse, seeming pleased when a little old Lady snorting blue pills slowly says how beautiful Wilmington is and how she loves it, or Klingons circling Uranus?

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I guess Klingons took the fall for Granny this time. lol

Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

Rats jumpin' from a sinkin' ship.

Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

Boy these folks have no shame...."Senate leader Marc Basnight advocated for Wilson, saying that Wilson raised money for campaigns because he genuinely cared about North Carolina.
"Lanny has so much to give this state. He's smart and he understands the department very well. I believe he could reorganize the department in a fashion that we would get much more out for our money," Basnight said." Of course he was going to make money, but not for the people for the Democratic party, just like a counter part from the Republican party would be doing if they had the current Governor from their party. This Governor is so deep in the poop, I can't see how she can even take a deep breath? My goodness she was second in command when all this was going on..... Shameless!!!! by the way I'm a Democrat and I'm ashamed of my parties actions of late. This is just to much over the top of decent behavior, by people sworn to do the right thing!

Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

Hmm, Let's see here Lightnin', the Kingfish can't be a woman.

Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

Something tells me the roof is about to fall on the good 'ol boys and girls club!!!

Maybe Tom Fetzer should do a centerfold. Please no Perdue pictures please unless she has on 'cuffs!

Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

He's smart enough to get out while he still can. His money will buy him anything in state govermnnment.

Perdue: the Teflon Governor?

There is no way that Beverly should be regarded as the Jobs or Education Governor as this article implies that Wilson was not only a money man for
Easley but for Perdue as well. Beverly is perhaps as guilty as Easley of accepting illegal donations but no news outlet seems to be concerned about our sitting governor. Why do you think that Perdue considered Wilson for heading the transportation department?

I am waiting for her to pull a John Edwards by admitting years later that she was also guilty of illegal or immoral acts -OOPS. But if she gets off unscathed like she has with illegal flights, cars, etc., she should be known as the Teflon Governor!

Funny, because it's true

If Fetzer stays out of the races the republicans should be able to clean house next election.

I'll bet you an Appletini at Legends that Tom Fetzer keeps inserting himself everywhere he doesn't belong.

Good luck with that NCGOP.

Seen Scott Brown's nude centerfold yet?

Re: Wilson resigns from DOT board

Better to get out now before the S++T hits the fan.He can protect his reputation and if the dems ever win the governors race again make a comeback.Better yet the best would be to switch to the republican party.If Fetzer stays out of the races the republicans should be able to clean house next election.And if they don't listen to Brubaker,Stewart et al win the governors race in 2012 and keep the house and senate.

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