Charlotte newspaper kills late story on Kay Hagan self-dealing stimulus scandal

Charlotte newspaper kills late story on Kay Hagan self-dealing stimulus scandal

The Charlotte Observer seems to be suffering from a vanishing-Kay-Hagan-scandal problem today. Republicans seized on a new story (cached here) on how Senator Hagan’s husband benefited from the “stimulus” program. But the link went into “Page Not Found.”

Local TV station WBTV was reporting that the Hagan family self-dealing is under “further legal review.” That’s not a great story for the weekend before the election. Is that why its link broke? It reported this:

State officials say a stimulus grant given to a company run by Kay Hagan’s husband needs “further legal review.”

WBTV obtained a memo written by the Department of Energy and Natural Resources which includes a letter to the state’s auditor from last month. The memo states that NCDENR is looking into potential conflict of interest claims involving Senator Kay Hagan.

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