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N.C. state rep guilty of taking bribes for legislative favors

In a follow-up to earlier reports, Dan Kane and J. Andrew Curliss of The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer report that former North Carolina House Speaker Jim Black pled guilty in federal court to "taking money for legislative favors." Black received $25,000 in cash, as well as a $4,000 check, from three chiropractors in exchange for legislation that favored them. He could face up to 10 years in prison for the charges.

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