Grand jury indicts two former NC prosecutors

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BOLIVIA, N.C. — A former North Carolina prosecutor and his assistant have been indicted by a grand jury for filing false expense reports.

The N.C. Department of Justice said Monday that former Brunswick County District Attorney Rex Gore was indicted on a charge of felonious conspiracy to obtain property by false pretenses.

Former assistant district attorney Elaine Kelley was indicted on charges of obtaining property by false pretense and felonious conspiracy to obtain property by false pretenses.

The indictment said that between 2005 and 2010, Kelley falsely claimed travel from Elizabethtown to Bolivia totaling more than $14,000 and that Gore knowingly signed off on the reports.

Gore said in a statement that he had no reason to doubt Kelley’s travel, nor any intent to overstep his authority. Kelley couldn’t be reached for comment.

Credit: The Associated Press.

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