Attorney Gen. Reviewing House Speaker Ethics Probe

11:18 AM, Dec 9, 2013   |    comments
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MEG KINNARD
Associated Press

 
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's attorney general is reviewing a state police report on ethics allegations against Speaker Bobby Harrell.
 
Spokesman Mark Powell said Monday that Attorney General Alan Wilson received a "voluminous" report from the State Law Enforcement Division on Friday.
 
In February, South Carolina Policy Council President Ashley Landess filed a complaint alleging Harrell used his office to boost his finances by using influence to get a permit for his pharmaceutical business.
 
The Policy Council also took issue with Harrell appointing his brother to a committee that screens judicial candidates and picks the top three for each seat that the Legislature gets to choose from.
 
Harrell called the complaint a baseless attack driven by a "personal and political vendetta."
 
Harrell spokesman Greg Foster said Monday he had not seen the report.

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