North Carolina Representative Mark Walker is reportedly involved in a federal corruption probe that has already lead to the indictment of the state GOP chair on bribery charges.
Walker was not explicitly named in the indictment released Tuesday, but POLITICO reports that they were able to identify him as “Public Official A” by using the indictment and Federal Election Commission (FEC) records. A North Carolina Republican operative also reportedly confirmed Walker’s involvement to The Hill.
Rep. Walker reportedly received $150,000 from businessman Greg Lindberg at a time when Lindberg asked him to pressure North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to make official decisions favorable to Lindberg’s business. Multiple individuals, including state GOP chair Robin Hayes, were indicted Tuesday on charges of public corruption and bribery.