Former Easley general counsel Ruffin Poole — the man the cast of characters in this sleazy, tangled web of corruption referred to as both the “go-to-guy” and the “Little Governor” — now faces a 51-count indictment from a federal grand jury. I’d say we now know why Poole didn’t want to testify before the state Board of Elections. You can read Don Carrington’s investigative work on this story here.