MORGANTON, N.C. -- A Morganton attorney and former director of Governor Beverly Perdue’s Western Office in Asheville has been indicted by a Wake County grand jury on two felony charges: one for filing false reports and a second for obstruction of justice.
Julia Leigh Sitton, also known as Juleigh, is the second Morganton resident indicted in an investigation into payments of air travel for Perdue leading up to her 2008 election win. Sitton was one of three people indicted Monday.
Robert Lee Caldwell of Morganton was indicted earlier this year for felony obstruction of justice in relation to the investigation.
A third person with ties to Morganton, businessman Charles “Mike” Fulenwider, is named within the indictments. He has not been charged.Read the full article
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