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Is There A Conflict Of Interest With A Charlotte Council Member?

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Mecklenburg District Attorney Spencer Merriweather has asked whether City Council member James "Smuggie" Mitchell still owns 25% of R.J. Leeper Construction.

Government Report for WFAE Public Radio, Steve Harrison spoke about Charlotte City Council Member James Mitchell, who has gained media attention for being involved with a construction company that the city uses for jobs. Steve also shares details about the media having a difficult time getting political candidates to respond to them for a story. This interview aired Sept. 14, 2022.

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