Dana Cope, center, makes his first appearance in Superior Court Monday at the Wake County Justice Center in Raleigh. Cope, the former longtime head of the 55,000-member State Employees Association of North Carolina, was indicted on felony charges that he took $570,000 of the organization’s money and spent it on flight lessons, landscaping, home appliances, vacations and other unauthorized purchases.
Dana Cope, center, makes his first appearance in Superior Court Monday at the Wake County Justice Center in Raleigh. Cope, the former longtime head of the 55,000-member State Employees Association of North Carolina, was indicted on felony charges that he took $570,000 of the organization’s money and spent it on flight lessons, landscaping, home appliances, vacations and other unauthorized purchases. TRAVIS LONG tlong@newsobserver.com
Dana Cope, center, makes his first appearance in Superior Court Monday at the Wake County Justice Center in Raleigh. Cope, the former longtime head of the 55,000-member State Employees Association of North Carolina, was indicted on felony charges that he took $570,000 of the organization’s money and spent it on flight lessons, landscaping, home appliances, vacations and other unauthorized purchases. TRAVIS LONG tlong@newsobserver.com

Dana Cope makes brief court appearance

August 24, 2015 12:35 PM