RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An insurance company founder and big political donor heading to prison after being convicted of attempting to bribe North Carolina’s top elected regulator of the industry remains confident he’ll get a new trial or overturned conviction.
In a letter sent this week to his company’s executives, employees and customers, Greg E. Lindberg said he “never asked for any favors” from state Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey. And Lindberg said associates and advisers never told him that what he was doing was illegal.
Lindberg, who was sentenced last week to more than seven years in prison, plans to appeal to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He’ll have to report to prison soon.
A 2019 federal indictment accused Lindberg and three others of trying to give over $1.5 million to help Causey’s 2020 campaign, in exchange for Causey removing an official from the department that regulated Lindberg’s