We still don’t know what Greg Lindberg wanted from Dan Forest
by RFNC Staff
In April 2019 Real Facts NC filed requests for records from Lt. Governor Dan Forest that could provide crucial insight into ties to the Greg Lindberg bribery scandal. Forest’s office has stonewalled the request.
Last week Greg Lindberg asked a federal court to dismiss his indictment on bribery charges. Lindberg claimed that his bribes, funneled through the NCGOP and its former chairman Robin Hayes, did not constitute “official acts.”
The request for dismissal could mean the NCGOP and Forest have even more at stake in connection to the Lindberg scandal. In addition to the $2 million Lindberg gave to the NCGOP, Lindberg gave $1 million to Forest’s Truth and Prosperity PAC, $1.4 million to another PAC that supports Forest, and more than $48,000 to Forest’s campaign committee. In the days following the indictment, Forest said he was friends with Lindberg, Hayes, John Palermo and John Gray, the other men indicted in the bribery scandal.
Unfortunately, the public is unable to learn more about this relationship because Forest’s office is stonewalling Real Facts’ records request after claiming they would respond within six months. North Carolinians deserve to know what Lindberg and his associates sought to gain from their relationship with the Republican frontrunner for governor.
Read more about the request here.