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A complaint has been filed with the North Carolina Board of Elections against Mecklenburg County Chairman Trevor Fuller.
This comes after a 9 investigation found Fuller did not report several checks worth thousands of dollars he received.
Officials: Candidate neglects to file report on campaign money received
Fuller is under the microscope right now because of an upcoming vote to be the face of the county. He believes the race for county chair is what is fueling the complaint that was filed a little more than one week before the vote to pick the Board of County Commission's next leader.
"This is nothing more than a low-class political attack," said Fuller.
Last month, Eyewitness News found several contribution checks missing from Fuller's 2014 campaign finance reports. After Channel 9’s investigation, Fuller formally corrected them all the way back to 2012. The changes showed that what was first reported was off by thousands of dollars.
Channel 9 asked Fuller to explain the errors in the reports.
"I'm confident that we have full records for every penny that was taken in and every penny that left," he responded.
Kathy Davis filed the complaint. She said she found several discrepancies while working as treasurer for Emily Zuyus, who ran and lost against Fuller in November.
Davis said she isn't bitter Zuyus lost, but she is concerned about Fuller winning county chair and overseeing the county's $1.5 billion budget.
"You cannot tell from any of this what his cash balance really is and how it got to be," said Davis. "When they can't provide accurate records for their own campaign, that topped out of donations of around $37,000, I have a problem with that."
Candidates for office can face penalties for inaccurate campaign finance reports.
Election officials said this is the first complaint filed against Fuller.
The State Board of Elections told Channel 9 they would only investigate if a county audit doesn't produce corrections.
County officials said they check the math, but don't check the receipts to back up the numbers.
Officials said they depend on the media and other candidates to find missing money.
One person died Monday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident on West Charlotte Avenue in Mount Holly, according to a news release from the police department.
The vehicle was traveling east at about 1:53 p.m. when the driver ran off the road and went down an embankment, landing in a creek.
The other occupant was taken to the hospital.
The names are being withheld pending notification of family. The investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing.
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For the first time since his domestic violence conviction, Charlotte Hornets power forward Jeff Taylor spoke about it. He apologized to his team, community and the victim involved in September’s incident.
“(I’m) genuinely sorry for everything that happened,” he said.
The NBA commissioner said Taylor drank heavily while staying at a hotel in East Lansing, Michigan, in September.
He got into a loud argument with his girlfriend and pushed her out of the room so hard that she hit her head on the door of the room across the hall.
He then slapped her arm and punched a hole in the wall.
“I made bad decisions. I don't really want to go into it any specifics, but I just made genuinely bad decisions,” he said. “I wish I could go back and change them.”
He said he apologized to his girlfriend.
“She understands that people make mistakes,” he said.
He said he must be punished for his mistake.
Taylor had his initial assessment at a batterers counseling center in Charlotte.
The judge ordered him to complete more than two dozen sessions.
“There is not a day that goes by that I don't regret what happened; that I don't wish I could go back in that moment and change everything, make better decisions,” he said.
He has 18 months of probation and 80 hours of community service to complete.
The NBA suspended him for 24 games.
He will be fined for the 11 games he missed, and he will not be paid for the next 13 games.
The players’ union said it is excessive, but Taylor said the suspension is fair and he will not fight it.
“I know I disappointed a whole lot of people,” he said.
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