The news is out: [A North Carolina state representative announced Thursday that he has resigned from his seat after pleading guilty to two federal charges for making false statements to a bank and failing to file his 2018 income tax return.
The step from Harnett County State Rep. David Lewis — who held the 53rd District seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives — comes after United States Western District of North Carolina court documents asserted that Lewis intended to illegally convert funds of his campaign committee for his personal use.
In a statement to the press Thursday, Lewis, a Republican, said, “Today’s agreement with the government signifies my commitment to put an unfortunate chapter behind me.”
“The plea agreement is the result of my failing to file my 2018 tax return on time and my including a false statement on a bank form,” he added.]
Harnett County State Rep. David Lewis is not alone; they all do it. Some get caught.