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Pair chosen for State Ethics Commission

Gov. Pat McCrory announced two appointments to fill expired terms on the State Ethics Commission on Thursday.

Patrick Roberts will replace James LeRoy Roberts, who was appointed by former Gov. Bev Perdue to a slot designated for a member of the same political party as the governor. Roberts founded the Roberts Law Group, which has offices in Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte.

A Duke University law school graduate, Roberts was a state prosecutor before becoming a criminal defense attorney.

McCrory reappointed Jane Finch, who was appointed by former Gov. Mike Easley to a slot designated for a member of the opposite political party as the governor. Finch has been a clerk with the N.C. Court of Appeals, and practiced with a Raleigh law firm before joining the commission. She obtained her law degree at N.C. Central University.

There are eight members on the commission.

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