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The former governor of North Carolina, Mike Easley, is the focus of this series. Easley accepted a number of free items such as flights, golf club membership, and a discount on a coastal lot. Further, a new job was created strictly for his wife and Easley cleared a friend of DMV violations. He also was involved with a number of other dishonorable activities, which led to state and federal investigations.
"The Governor's Club, a legally and ethically dubious fundraising practice carried out by South Dakota Governor Bill Janklow and the state Republican Party, raises several questions. Most notably, Janklow probably owes taxes on at least $400,000 he has collected in recent years, according to several campaign finance and tax experts.
The Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club of Boca Raton, Fla., faces allegations of anti-Semitism by the community and even Florida governor Jeb Bush. One and only one Jewish member was admitted four years ago after his Christian father-in-law wrote a scathing letter warning of consequences that might be brought by not admitting his son-in-law and daughter. Some members say attitudes at the elite club are gradually changing, while others allege there has never been any discrimination. The current commodore says the business of the private club is nobody's concern, but because the club has more than 400 members, it is subject to Florida state law.
KARE 11 News goes inside the crime-infested Phillips Neighborhood of Minneapolis. An interview with a drug dealer off the street makes clear the ease and fearlessness with which these felons go about their business. The governor orders state-level law enforcement into the area. However, residents believe that city officials have chosen to ignore their cries for help and make the neighborhood a containment area for criminals. (Nov. 10-11, 1996)