Legal Actions

Second Ethics Complaint Against North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore

On January 14, 2019, CfA again called on North Carolina officials to investigate whether Tim Moore, Speaker of the North Carolina General Assembly, improperly used his position to seek preferential treatment from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) regarding a property owned by his company, Southeast Land Holdings, LLC. Additionally, CfA called for an investigation into whether DEQ officials acted appropriately when they issued a Conditional No Further Action letter to Speaker Moore’s company in September 2016.

Prior to CfA’s January 2019 complaint, on March 5, 2018, CfA called on the North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement to investigate whether Speaker Moore improperly intervened and persuaded DEQ not to engage in an enforcement action against Southeast for failing to remove two underground storage tanks that were used to hold gasoline and diesel fuel and were subject to DEQ regulations.

Click here to read CfA’s previous complaint against Speaker Moore.