Excerpt From: ABC11.
A lawsuit filed in Wake County Superior Court Tuesday alleges two North Carolina district attorneys conspired to hire each other’s wives and an employee was fired for blowing the whistle to the State Bureau of Investigation.
In a news release, attorneys for Debbie Halbrook charge that District Attorney Wallace Bradsher, who serves Caswell and Person counties, and District Attorney Craig Blitzer, who serves Rockingham County, “led a conspiracy to steal from the taxpayers through a fraudulent scheme: They would hire each other’s wife as a full-time staff member, allow them to ‘work’ only a few days each year, have their staff falsify time records in the Judicial Branch’s electronic payroll system to indicate that their wives were working full-time, and collect a combined total of nearly $100,000 per year in salaries their wives never earned.”
The lawsuit alleges Halbrook was fired by Bradsher because he suspected her of cooperating with an SBI investigation of the matter.
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