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Cola City SC: FBI Analyst Running For Mayor?

While speculation swirls as to Columbia, S.C. mayor Steve Benjamin’s future plans – and his proximity to an illegal video poker ring – a federal law man is reportedly eyeing Benjamin’s current job. According to our sources, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) analyst Larry Sypolt is strongly considering challenging Benjamin…

While speculation swirls as to Columbia, S.C. mayor Steve Benjamin’s future plans – and his proximity to an illegal video poker ring – a federal law man is reportedly eyeing Benjamin’s current job.

According to our sources, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) analyst Larry Sypolt is strongly considering challenging Benjamin in the Columbia, S.C. mayoral race this November. In fact one of our sources says Sypolt – who also owns a pair of successful businesses – may have even provided the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) with notice of his intention to step down.

“He’s running,” our source says, adding that a public announcement of Sypolt’s plans could come as early as next week.

Hmmmm …

According to our USDOJ contacts, Sypolt is an intelligence analyst with the FBI’s Columbia, S.C. division – one who has extensive experience researching the growing gang problem in the Midlands region of the state.

Beyond that, we’ve heard absolutely nothing about the guy … well, except from one of our loyal female readers, who informed us that Sypolt “will do well with the ladies.”

Again … hmmmm.

Obviously public safety issues will factor heavily in the upcoming race given the recent rash of violence in downtown Columbia’s Five Points region – and the piss poor police work of Benjamin’s hand-picked chief, Randy Scott.

Will that give a law enforcement candidate an advantage? It could …

Anyway, Sypolt is on Twitter so we’ll be following his account in the event any announcements are forthcoming.

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21 comments

BigT March 27, 2013 at 2:27 pm

H#!! will freeze over before a democrat as high on the food chain as Benjamin ever gets indicted. No matter what he does….(I’d love to be wrong)…

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Buz Martin March 28, 2013 at 10:46 am

I’d say that 1 vice mayor, a city administrator and 6 current and former members of city council being indicted in a city adjacent to Los Angeles trumps a Mayor Benjamin of Columbia. Please note that not all the perps were white. Investigation took 5 years before the hammer fell, btw. Two years longer than current fed probes that naysayers like you claim to be little more than urban myth. All but 1 city councilman found guilty. Trials for the the other two perps to be held soon.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/09/21/california.bell.arrests/index.html?_s=PM:CRIME

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/bell/

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bell-verdict-20130321-1,0,3934374.story

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BigT March 27, 2013 at 2:27 pm

H#!! will freeze over before a democrat as high on the food chain as Benjamin ever gets indicted. No matter what he does….(I’d love to be wrong)…

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Boz Martin March 28, 2013 at 10:46 am

I’d say that 1 vice mayor, a city administrator and 6 current and former members of city council being indicted in a city adjacent to Los Angeles trumps a Mayor Benjamin of Columbia. Please note that not all the perps were white. Investigation took 5 years before the hammer fell, btw. Two years longer than current fed probes that naysayers like you claim to be little more than urban myth. All but 1 city councilman found guilty. Trials for the the other two perps to be held soon.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/09/21/california.bell.arrests/index.html?_s=PM:CRIME

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/bell/

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bell-verdict-20130321-1,0,3934374.story

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nitrat March 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm

A FBI agent running two side businesses while playing on Twitter…sounds almost like he doesn’t have enough to do to keep himself busy at his government job…sounds almost as bad as those state employees you love to rant about.

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nitrat March 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm

A FBI agent running two side businesses while playing on Twitter…sounds almost like he doesn’t have enough to do to keep himself busy at his government job…sounds almost as bad as those state employees you love to rant about.

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geral sosbee March 28, 2013 at 4:33 pm

If so, then the people there should run for their lives.

Let’s get something else straight here: The federal burro of investigation (fbi) is the JACKASS of this nation.

http://rlv.zcache.com/wild_burro_sticker-p217116685884459848qjcl_400.jpg

http://sosbeevfbi.ning.com/profiles/blogs/laws-of-physics-amp-divine-providence

http://sosbeevfbi.ning.com/profiles/blogs/fbi-covers-up-up-crimes

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ginger March 28, 2013 at 11:39 pm

The guy is a pshycopath ..and womanizer.. be aware…dated a friend when he was married. And was verbally abusive and stalker.

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Larry Sypolt Is A Dick April 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm

He verbally abused my friend too and threatened to kill her. Yes, he’s a great candidate for office.

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ginger March 28, 2013 at 11:39 pm

The guy is a pshycopath ..and womanizer.. be aware…dated a friend when he was married. And was verbally abusive and stalker.

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Larry Sypolt Is A Dick April 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm

He verbally abused my friend too and threatened to kill her. Yes, he’s a great candidate for office.

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Cindy March 29, 2013 at 6:36 am

He is one of the nicest guys there is that would give you his last dollar if you needed it. Working hard in law enforcement isnt easy and doesnt make you a lot of friends. He is just what this city needs and it takes guts to go up against the City of Columbia Mafia.

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Cindy March 29, 2013 at 6:36 am

He is one of the nicest guys there is that would give you his last dollar if you needed it. Working hard in law enforcement isnt easy and doesnt make you a lot of friends. He is just what this city needs and it takes guts to go up against the City of Columbia Mafia.

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Vicki April 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm

this guy is a master bs artist, dated me and still married and still has a mistress

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curious July 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Vicki, how long ago did you date?

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Vicki April 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm

this guy is a master bs artist, dated me and still married and still has a mistress

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curious July 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Vicki, how long ago did you date?

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ColumbiaGirl April 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm

He is the most arrogant and unethical person I have ever met. Don’t vote for him!! He’ll do well with the ladies? Maybe because he cheated on his wife and girlfriend for years, ah, no thank you. I’d love to find out why and how he really left the FBI. Considering how dishonest he is, I bet there’s something there other than he wants to pursue public office.

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ColumbiaGirl April 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm

He is the most arrogant and unethical person I have ever met. Don’t vote for him!! He’ll do well with the ladies? Maybe because he cheated on his wife and girlfriend for years, ah, no thank you. I’d love to find out why and how he really left the FBI. Considering how dishonest he is, I bet there’s something there other than he wants to pursue public office.

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Sypolt for Mayor April 8, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Such class for FBI Employees to gang up on Sypolt like this. You should leave the slander to Ann Colbert who is an embarassment to the division anyways. I’m embarassed that I work with you people and you dont support him in this quest that takes more guts than any of you would ever have. Sypolt keep your head up and dont pay attention to the idiots that you used to work with in the Columbia office.

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Sypolt for Mayor April 8, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Such class for FBI Employees to gang up on Sypolt like this. You should leave the slander to Ann Colbert who is an embarassment to the division anyways. I’m embarassed that I work with you people and you dont support him in this quest that takes more guts than any of you would ever have. Sypolt keep your head up and dont pay attention to the idiots that you used to work with in the Columbia office.

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