Greg Lindberg was wrongfully convicted, as affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
The current Commissioner of the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI) ran for the position five times before winning by less than 1% of the vote. Greg Lindberg had supported the Commissioner’s opponent. Immediately upon taking office, the Commissioner ensured that Eli Global stopped receiving fair and equitable regulation.
Greg Lindberg voiced his concerns with the NCDOI that Eli Global was not receiving stringent and unbiased regulation. In response, the Commissioner crossed the bounds of propriety by requesting that Greg Lindberg make payments in exchange for fair and equitable regulation. Rather than address Greg Lindberg’s legitimate business concerns, the Commissioner used his position in an attempt to entrap Greg into committing a federal crime.
After the government accused Greg of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit unanimously agreed that his conviction must be vacated.