Ethics complaint filed against N Carolina speaker dismissed
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An ethics complaint filed against North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore involving his business interests and interactions with state environmental regulators has been dismissed.
Moore released Wednesday last month’s dismissal from the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement. The board’s decision is generally confidential, but involved parties may disclose documents.
The head of the nonprofit Washington-based Campaign for Accountability filed the complaint last March. Daniel Stevens accused Moore of working to delay penalties against his company involving underground fuel tanks at an old poultry plant site the company was trying to sell, contributing to monetary gain.
The dismissal says board staff found relatively quick action by Moore’s company to address environmental problems, combined with the company’s failure to file a document, caused miscommunication over whether a delay was appropriate.