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Gov. McCrory's Financial Disclosures In Dispute

Governor Pat McCrory
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An investigation by the Associated Press says Gov. Pat McCrory failed to disclose some his dealings with Tree.com, a licensed mortgage broker in North Carolina.

The governor was a board member of the Charlotte-based company when he took office, and the report says McCrory did not properly fill out financial statements that would have suggested a conflict of interest.

Gov. McCrory denies the story, saying it is riddled with errors and written with malice.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Associated Press reporter Michael Biesecker, who helped write the story about the governor's financial holdings.

SEC filings confirm McCrory submitted his resignation to Tree.com on January 4, 2013, effective on January 31, 2013. The AP reports the board of Tree.com voted on January 30 to accelerate the vesting of McCrory's restricted shares, paying him $171,071. John Graham of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and Tom Hazen of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law say the action is not unheard of but it is not a common practice.

Will Michaels is WUNC's General Assignment Reporter and fill-in host for "Morning Edition"
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.