North Carolina’s Secretary of Environmental and Natural Recourses is seeking an investigation into Democratic Senator Kay Hagan over how a company co-owned by her husband received $250,644 from the 2009 Stimulus Bill.
The Charlotte Observer is reporting:
Secretary of Energy and Natural Resources John Skvarla on Monday asked his staff to seek more information about a 2010 energy grant from the company co-owned by the husband of Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.
Skvarla’s request came in response to a memo from his staff. It involved a $250,644 grant to JDC Manufacturing, which is co-owned by Charles “Chip” Hagan III, and also involves work that Hagan’s son, Tilden, did installing solar panels for JDC under the grant.
The unsigned memo questioned whether the grant involved “self-dealing,” according to DENR spokesman Drew Elliot, who drafted the Oct. 27 document with the department’s legal staff.
Earlier today, Good Day Carolinas reported:
And the state will be looking into Kay Hagan’s family company now for a possible conflict of interest. A question is the more than $250,000 in grant money received by a company co-owned by Hagan’s husband back in 2010. In a memo released Saturday night, the State Department of Environmental and Natural Recourses, stated that Stimulus grants awarded to JDC Manufacturing, the company that Hagan’s husband owns, have been referred to the State Auditor for further legal review.
WATCH The Good Day Carolinas Report:
Hagan spokeswoman Sadie Weiner told the Observer, “In an act of 11th hour desperation, it appears that Speaker Tillis is illegally using political allies in the McCrory administration to smear Sen. Hagan’s family and influence an election.”
This post has been updated.