• Justice Dept. asks Charlotte to repay $132K from DNC


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Department of Justice is asking the city of Charlotte to pay back more than $132,000 that the feds say the city misspent during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

    Channel 9 obtained a report that the Justice Department issued. It says the city spent more than $79,000 on unallowable personnel costs.

    Some of that includes a police officer's retirement payments.

    The report also says the city bought two SUVs that weren't properly upgraded during the DNC.

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe responded to the report and said the department will pay back the $79,000, but he disagrees about the SUVs.

    That investigation is ongoing.

    (Click here to read the full report.)

    Channel 9 plans to ask the city how it will come up with the money to pay back the government.

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