• Not a Profitable Arrangement

    Thanks to action by a legislative ethics panel, candidates will have to disclose their nonproft ties. The next step is to bar service on the boards of state-funded groups.

  • State Senator Didn’t File Tax Forms

    RALEIGH — Like former congressman Frank Ballance, his predecessor in the state senate, Robert Holloman failed to timely file federal tax forms for the Nebo Family Life Center, a state-funded nonprofit he runs. Holloman was a full-time state employee, a church pastor, and a Hertford County commissioner at the time…

  • Holloman Speaks on Hyman Scandal

    RALEIGH — A federal indictment of former U.S. Rep. Frank Ballance Jr. of Warrenton also alleges that other people and groups cooperated in questionable financial transactions involving tax money. One person featured prominently was State Sen. Robert Holloman of Ahoskie. Holloman told Carolina Journal that he had not read the…

  • A Ballance of Power Is No More

    Former Congressman Frank Ballance and his son were indicted Thursday on charges related to the state-funded Hyman Foundation. The damage extends beyond the fate of two men.

  • Ballance, son indicted in Hyman scandal

    RALEIGH — A federal grand jury Thursday indicted former U.S. Rep. Frank Ballance Jr. of Warrenton on charges of conspiracy to commit honest services mail fraud, mail fraud of money, and money laundering. His son, N.C. District Judge Garey M. Ballance, was indicted on a charge of failure to file…

  • Ballance Helped Sex Offender

    RALEIGH — U.S. Rep. Frank Ballance and Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams helped a woman avoid registering as a North Carolina sex offender as required by law and a federal plea agreement. Subsequent to her conviction as a sex offender, Ballance employed her as an instructor in a substance-abuse program…

  • Ballance Pledged Money to Center

    RALEIGH — U.S. Rep. Frank Ballance pledged $10,000 from the embattled John A. Hyman Memorial Youth Foundation toward the Buck Spring Leadership Excellence Center, a Warren County conference facility in the planning stages. The foundation, which Ballance chairs, has received more than $2 million in state money for substance-abuse programs.

  • Ballance Nonprofit Still Skirting Law

    RALEIGH — Rep. Frank Ballance’s state-funded charity to help youths apparently has failed to file IRS tax forms required for nonprofit organizations. After inquiries by Carolina Journal, the John Hyman Foundation did eventually file the returns for 1994 through 1997, but no more recent reports are available. Based on IRS…