Columbia, S.C. - The South Carolina State Grand Jury issued two more indictments related to allegations of corruption that occurred at the SC Department of Transportation (SCDOT). Original indictment coverage is here.
Both indictments issued (September 15th, 2016) are against Charles W. Shirley, previously indicted on June 22nd, 2016. The former Field Operations Manager of SCDOT's Intelligent Transportation Systems division is charged with:
Two counts of Official Misconduct in Office; Four counts of Receiving Anything Of Value To Influence Action of Public Employee; One count Use of Official Position or Office for Financial Gain, and One count of Acceptance of Rebates or Extra Compensation.
These two indictments allege that Shirley set up secret ownership and financial interest in two other companies doing contract work for Shirley’s division at SCDOT, and Shirley participated in the awarding and supervision of work to these companies.
The case will be prosecuted by Assistant Deputy Attorney General S. Creighton Waters and Assistant Attorney General Brian Petrano. Attorney General Wilson stressed that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law.