Lanny Wilson, a Wilmington developer and lawyer who resigned last week from the State Board of Transportation, today also gave up his seat as vice chairman of the N.C. Turnpike Authority.
Wilson was a key money man for the campaigns of former Gov. Mike Easley and Gov. Bev Perdue. He testified in a State Board of Elections hearing that he gave large checks to the Democratic Party that he expected would be in turn given to Easley's campaign.
He was a prominent part of the indictment issued last week against Easley aide Ruffin Poole. The indictment said Wilson helped Poole to invest in developments that Poole was also taking official actions to help.
"Just a quick email to advise you that I have submitted my resignation to the appropriate people in Senator Basnight's office," Wilson said today in e-mail to David Joyner, the turnpike authority's executive director. ... [MORE]