Internet Gambling

Michael Tomsic

The single largest donor to candidates for North Carolina's General Assembly in 2012 turns out to be a video gambling software executive who now faces racketeering charges in Florida. New data compiled by the nonprofit Democracy North Carolina shows Chase Burns donated more than $230,000 to Governor Pat McCrory, candidates for state legislature and the North Carolina Republican Party. 

Chase Burns is not a name many North Carolina lawmakers know, but his money flowed into the campaigns of more than 60 of them last year – both Democrats and Republicans.