After McCrory intervention, donor got contract extension

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State public safety officials say a friend and campaign donor of Gov. Pat McCrory got prison maintenance contracts for his company extended after the head of North Carolina’s Public Safety Department said the contracts should not renewed.

The News & Observer of Raleigh and The Charlotte Observer report (http://bit.ly/1SdTTls) the state extended the contract of TKC Management Services after McCrory met in October 2014 with Department of Public Safety officials and Graeme Keith Sr., chairman of TKC Management Services.

Public Safety Secretary Frank Perry argued the contracts don’t save money, among other issues.

The newspapers report the contracts were extended after McCrory asked staff to look into the issue.

Attorney Larry Gwaltney represents TKC and says the company is cooperating with the FBI, which the newspapers report is asking questions.

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Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com

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