Former Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives Jim Black, right, and his attorney Ken Bell are shown in a file photo from Black's sentencing hearing on Tuesday, July 31, 2007.
Former Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives Jim Black, right, and his attorney Ken Bell are shown in a file photo from Black's sentencing hearing on Tuesday, July 31, 2007. Chris Seward Staff file photo
Former Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives Jim Black, right, and his attorney Ken Bell are shown in a file photo from Black's sentencing hearing on Tuesday, July 31, 2007. Chris Seward Staff file photo