2 April 2003
Stipe facing the music
And it's not a tune he particularly wanted to hear, either.
Gene Stipe, state senator since the Pleistocene era, has entered a guilty plea, admitting that he did in fact skirt election laws to funnel $245,189 to Walt Roberts' 1998 Congressional campaign. He could be fined twice that much $490,378 although it is not clear whether he will be required to serve any hard time. Formal sentencing will be in mid-June.