Robin Pendergraft, the former director of the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, was honored by the sheriffs of North Carolina Tuesday at the RBC Center in Raleigh.
In August, Attorney General Roy Cooper removed Pendergraft, whom Cooper handpicked for the job a decade ago. Cooper acted just before The News & Observer went to print with a series detailing problems with rogue agents and the crime laboratory at the SBI. An independent audit commissioned by Cooper later revealed problems with more than 200 cases where blood was tested by the SBI lab.
Pendergraft now heads the Medicaid Fraud section at the Attorney General's office.
This is from the invitation to the event:
"The sheriffs of North Carolina invite you to join us for a reception in honor of Robin P. Pendergraft for her many years of support and cooperation with state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies throughout North Carolina.
"Robin’s career as an Assistant District Attorney, Special Deputy Attorney General, SBI Director, and now as a Senior Deputy Attorney General has been a shining example of service to the people of North Carolina and the men and women in law enforcement agencies that serve and protect the citizens of our state.
"While Robin is not retiring and has many years of service to our state remaining, this is an opportunity for us to say THANK YOU for her dedication and distinguished service in her career."