Here are several scandals involving other North Carolina politicians:
* In 2005, former U.S. Rep. Frank Ballance was sentenced to four years in a federal prison for funneling about $100,000 in public money from a nonprofit he founded to his law firm, church and relatives.
* In 2004, Meg Scott Phipps, the former agriculture commissioner from a storied North Carolina political family, was sentenced to four years in a federal prison for taking tens of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions. Phipps' father and grandfather were North Carolina governors.
* In 2003, Garland B. Garrett Jr., a former state Transportation secretary, was sentenced to five months in prison for operating an illegal gambling business.
* In 1997, former Lt. Gov. Jimmy Green was sentenced to 33 months of house arrest for income tax fraud in connection with a multimillion-dollar tobacco fraud scheme. He died in 2000.
* In 1982, former state Rep. G. Ron Taylor was sentenced to five years in prison for accepting a $1,500 bribe from an undercover agent.