S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom was officially taken to the cleaners by his soon-to-be former wife per the terms of a temporary order issued last week in Lexington County.
The order - a copy of which was obtained by FITS – basically awards Peggy Eckstrom everything her attorneys asked for. She gets $3,000 a month, the couple’s former home (which Eckstrom must pay the mortgage and utilities on), new dental coverage from the state, continued health care coverage from the state and $30,000 in attorneys fees.
For those of you who missed it, here’s a recap of Eckstrom’s recent court drama.
Eckstrom’s creepy texts and emails during his affair with former SCGOP Superintendent of Education candidate Kelly Payne have become the stuff of S.C. political legend (and not in a good way).
The worst could be yet to come, too.
Peggy Eckstrom’s attorneys reportedly have a boatload of stuff on Eckstrom, while the State House continues to buzz about additional affair rumors involving the 62-year-old comptroller – who once referred to himself as a “fine specimen.”
Eckstrom has been separated from his wife for nearly two years, during which time his on-again, off-again relationship with Payne has made repeated news.