State House Suspects in Court Tuesday

One of the supects arrested is one of the most powerful political consultants in South Carolina.

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - 5 people indicted by the state grand jury in the State House corruption probe are scheduled to be in bond court Tuesday afternoon. 

John Courson, Tracy Edge, James Harrison, Richard Quinn, Sr. and Richard Quinn, Jr. are scheduled to be in Richland County bond court at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Previous Coverage: Top SC Political Consultant, Lawmakers Indicted for Criminal Conspiracy  

The State Grand Jury indicted the five on October 18. Their charges are listed below:

  • Richard Quinn Sr.: criminal conspiracy, failure to register as a lobbyist
  • Edge: criminal conspiracy, common law misconduct in office, statutory misconduct in office and perjury
  • Harrison: criminal conspiracy, common law misconduct in office and statutory misconduct in office
  • Rep. Rick Quinn: criminal conspiracy
  • Sen. John Courson: criminal conspiracy, statutory misconduct in the office.

Quinn, Jr. and Courson also face additional charges in previous indictments and have been suspended from office.

Previous Coverage

Rep. Quinn Indicted for Misconduct

Sen. Courson Indicted on Ethics Charges

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