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I am delighted in posting this bit of Southeaster coastal NC Political news. Another good example of why they call lawyers shysters.

Grand jury recommends indictment for Sen. Soles
By Shelby Sebens
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Published: Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 5:25 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 7:26 p.m.

After hearing evidence from the State Bureau of Investigation, a Columbus County grand jury on Thursday found probable cause to consider indicting state Sen. R.C. Soles in an Aug. 23 shooting at his Tabor City home.


Instead of an indictment, the grand jury returned something called a presentment stating that 12 jurors found probable cause to believe Soles, a 74-year-old Democrat, “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously” shot Thomas Kyle Blackburn and inflicted serious injury.

Soles, the state's longest serving legislator, has not been charged or indicted, but a presentment can be a step before a true bill of indictment is presented to the grand jury, according to an e-mailed statement from Noelle Talley, spokeswoman for the Attorney General's Office. That office's Special Prosecution Unit took over the Soles case at the request of District Attorney Rex Gore.

An indictment will be presented for the grand jury's consideration in January, her message said.

No one from the Attorney General's Office could be reached Thursday to explain why the two-step process was used.

Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury is a Class E felony with a possible sentence of 15 to 31 months, according to the N.C. Court System Web site.

Police say Soles shot 22-year-old Blackburn in the leg after Blackburn and B.J. Wright, both law clients of Soles, tried to break into the 17-term lawmaker's home. Blackburn has previously been charged with trespassing and attempted breaking and entering on Soles' property.

Soles' attorney Joe Cheshire said the senator maintains he was acting in self defense.

“He was defending himself and his property against attack,” he said.


Soles timeline
Dec. 17, 1934 – Born in Columbus County
1956 – Receives B.A. degree from Wake Forest University
1959 – Receives J.D. degree from UNC-Chapel Hill; admitted into North Carolina State Bar.
1968 – Elected to N.C. House of Representatives, the first of four terms.
1976 – Elected to N.C. Senate; has served 17 terms.
March 15, 1983 – Soles is indicted on federal charges of aiding and abetting a former Columbus County commissioner in obtaining bribes from undercover FBI agents, conspiracy, vote-buying and perjury. The charges stem from an investigation known as Colcor, for “Columbus County Corruption.”
August 8-9, 1983 – U.S. District Judge James C. Fox dismisses three of four charges against Soles. The next day, a federal court jury acquits Soles on a charge of aiding and abetting former Columbus County Commissioner Ed Walton Williamson in obtaining bribes.
2006 – Soles offers support to Allen Strickland after the young boy's brother dies.
Late 2007, early 2008 – Soles offers to buy a house for Strickland if the teenager agrees to stay in school.
2008 and 2009 – Several men, including Strickland, are charged with trespassing at Soles' law firm and his home. Soles also makes several calls to the police about harassment and trespassing that do not result in charges.
July 2009 – Strickland's Tabor City house, which he said Soles purchased for him, is damaged in a fire police say was arson.
August 2009 – A TV station airs an interview with a former client of Soles who said the senator tried to molest him when he was 15 years old. In response, the Tabor City police, through the district attorney, ask the State Bureau of Investigation to investigate the allegation.
Aug. 17, 2009 – Soles' accuser recants his allegations.
Aug. 23, 2009 – Soles shoots law client Kyle Blackburn after and he and another law client, B.J. Wright, allegedly tried to break into the senator's home. State Bureau of Investigation takes over the case and District Attorney Rex Gore will decide whether anyone will be charged.
Sept. 3, 2009 – Reversing his earlier decision, Gore steps aside in the two ongoing investigations of Soles. The N.C. Attorney General's Office, led by Senior Deputy Jim Coman, will take over

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20091210/articles/912109970&tc=yahoo
 

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for starters old lawyer buys house for young (late teens) male. Ummm he likes helping young males.

Buys same young male a car..... these two are not related by blood or marriage.

all this and so much more has been on the news and in local papers.
 
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