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May 31
Wake County Register of Deeds Contacts Legislators Urging Action and Passage of HB 977

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
For Immediate Release

Contact: Luther Snyder, Deputy Director
O. 919-856-5462 M. 919-369-7045
luther.snyder@wakegov.com

WAKE COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS CONTACTS LEGISLATORS URGING ACTON AND PASSAGE OF HB 977

House Bill 977 aims to limit pensions for convicted government officials

Raleigh, NC – Wake County Register of Deeds Charles Gilliam wrote letters to the entire seventeen-member Wake County delegation in the NC General Assembly urging support and passage for HB 977 - a bill that limits pensions for elected government officials who are convicted of illegal activity - such as fraud and embezzlement. (see accompanying letter to legislators). The bill was prompted by recommendations from Dale Folwell, the state treasurer.

“When the people are being stolen from, they should not have to pay for the privilege. I urge the NC General Assembly to act and pass this bill as soon as possible. The longer we wait, the more instances for which criminals will escape a remedy.” states Charles Gilliam, Wake County Register of Deeds.

The legislation when passed will bolster the tools law enforcement has available to deal with elected officials that commit these crimes.

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