2 N.C. lawmakers subject of new ethics complaints on expenses

Posted at 4:35 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 16:37:49-04

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A campaign finance reform advocate has lodged ethics complaints against two more Republican lawmakers in North Carolina.

Former Democracy North Carolina leader Bob Hall filed the paperwork on Monday against Reps. Josh Dobson of McDowell County and John Torbett of Gaston County.

Hall alleges the two wrongly accepted state funds for expenses related to North Carolina General Assembly duties that also got paid for by their campaigns. He wants the Legislative Ethics Committee to investigate and order the taxpayer funds be returned. Dobson says the filing is politically motivated weeks before an election. He's running for state labor commissioner.