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Grand jury calls for probe into Perdue backer

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

A Wake County grand jury is asking the district attorney to determine if a supporter of former Gov. Beverly Perdue violated state campaign finance laws.

The grand jury's report said there was probable cause to believe Charles Michael Fulenwider of Morganton broke the law by funneling money through a Chapel Hill firm to pay for someone on Perdue's staff during the 2008 gubernatorial campaign.

Fulenwider is believed to have provided $32,000 to Tryon Capital Ventures LLC to help pay the salary of Julia Leigh Sitton as she worked as a fundraiser for Perdue's campaign.

Grand jurors noted that Fulenwider had already donated the maximum allowed to Perdue's campaign when the scheme was hatched with Sitton and Peter Reichard, who was Perdue's former campaign manager.

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