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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Former North Carolina Governor Had Secret E-mail Account for State Business

In depositions stemming from a public records lawsuit against former North Carolina Governor Mike Easley, an aide testified that Easley kept a secret e-mail account and used it for state business. Former communications director Sherri Johnson said the e-mail address was "Nick Danger" spelled backwards in a likely reference to a fictional, satirical private eye. Johnson testified the backwards part was because Easley's learning disability left him writing backwards.

Public information officers also testified that the Easley administration instructed workers to delete e-mails and to use the telephone for sensitive issues.

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