RALEIGH (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says he has given to charity campaign cash received from a video poker operator facing racketeering, conspiracy and money laundering charges in Florida.
Records show Chase Egan Burns of Anadarko, Okla., and his wife gave $8,000 to McCrory’s campaign in October. Burns gave another $25,000 to the North Carolina Republican Party, and nearly $125,000 to GOP and Democratic legislators.
Burns and his wife are owners of gambling units supplied to Allied Veterans, a Florida non-profit corporation. Prosecutors say Burns earned more than $290 million from illegal gaming, while less than 1 percent of the proceeds were spent on veterans.
McCrory’s spokeswoman said Thursday a donation was made the prior night to a Durham charity serving the homeless. House Democrats also announced they will donate their contributions.