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

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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 business, in

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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

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  • Steve Bannon left a federal courthouse on Thursday in Manhattan, New York, after pleading not guilty to fraud charges in connection with a fundraising scheme aimed at building portions of the wall along the US-Mexico border.
  • Bannon told news reporters gathered outside: “This entire fiasco is to stop people who want to build the wall.”
  • Bannon and three others were arrested on a yacht in Connecticut hours earlier. 
  • They were charged with fraud in connection with the private “We Build the Wall” fundraising campaign, which pulled in more than $25 million. They are accused of misusing the funds. 
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After leaving a federal courthouse in Manhattan on Thursday, Steve Bannon claimed his arrest was about silencing those who wanted to build a wall on the US southern border with Mexico, CNN reported. 

“This entire fiasco is to stop people who want to build the

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