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Bobby Harrell Gums Boeing

The S.C. House of Representatives can’t take up the latest multimillion dollar handout for aircraft manufacturer Boeing until next week … but that’s not stopping its leader from tripping over himself to assure passage of the $120 million giveaway. “This legislation is about jobs and our state’s responsibilities when it…

The S.C. House of Representatives can’t take up the latest multimillion dollar handout for aircraft manufacturer Boeing until next week … but that’s not stopping its leader from tripping over himself to assure passage of the $120 million giveaway.

“This legislation is about jobs and our state’s responsibilities when it comes to core economic infrastructure needs,” Harrell said in a statement. “That is why we have set this economic development bill on a fast track to become law. The Senate deserves real credit for swiftly getting this important job creating legislation to the House, particularly Senator Hugh Leatherman who has always been a dependable leader when it comes to job creation.”

Really?

Last time we checked Leatherman was a “leader,” alright … when it comes to spending increasing amounts of our money on a decreasingly competitive banana republic (one in which giveaways like this shift and expand the tax burden for small businesses and individual taxpayers).

Oh, he’s also a “leader” when it comes to stalling long-overdue market-based academic reforms to our worst-in-the-nation public school system …

Here’s the thing: Courtesy of corrupt crony capitalists like Harrell and Leatherman, Boeing has already been pledged more than $900 million worth of taxpayer-funded incentives. On top of that, the company gets subsidies courtesy of the U.S. Export-Import Bank as well as billions of dollars annually in federal defense contracts.

The fact we’re giving this company more money is just crazy … especially when every cent in incentives is a cent we can’t devote to broad-based individual income tax relief, which is the key to creating a truly competitive business climate in this state.

Oh well … South Carolina should by all means continue following the path set forward by Harrell, Leatherman and S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley (who will sign this bill with great fanfare the second it hits her desk).

Just remember that path has led us to chronically high unemployment, chronically low income levels and chronically expanding government …

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14 comments

jimlewisowb April 11, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Please please please, take a few deep breathes and contain yourself

For weeks you have gone on and on about elected officials throwing taxpayer’s money down the Educational Drain, PRT not being a core function of Government and taxpayer’s funds being wasted daily on a myriad of other silly endeavors

Now on the eve of the People’s Governor on behalf of great State of South Carolina about to commit over $1 Billion Dollars(let’s put that another way $1,020,000,000) to a private company to ship back to the State of Washington and to increase dividends to their stockholders what you are doing-still whining

Every time a Boeing aircraft flies over this great State every citizen, man/woman/child, can look up and say with pride, I paid for that

Very few citizens of other States can make such claims
Of course their citizens will probably have increased take home pay, pay lower taxes, have greater enhanced educational opportunities, better roads/infrastructure, etc

Then again, they will not be able to look up in the sky and say, de plane, de plane, de mine

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swampland April 12, 2013 at 9:14 am

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jimlewisowb April 11, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Please please please, take a few deep breathes and contain yourself

For weeks you have gone on and on about elected officials throwing taxpayer’s money down the Educational Drain, PRT not being a core function of Government and taxpayer’s funds being wasted daily on a myriad of other silly endeavors

Now on the eve of the People’s Governor on behalf of great State of South Carolina about to commit over $1 Billion Dollars(let’s put that another way $1,020,000,000) to a private company to ship back to the State of Washington and to increase dividends to their stockholders what you are doing-still whining

Every time a Boeing aircraft flies over this great State every citizen, man/woman/child, can look up and say with pride, I paid for that

Very few citizens of other States can make such claims
Of course their citizens will probably have increased take home pay, pay lower taxes, have greater enhanced educational opportunities, better roads/infrastructure, etc

Then again, they will not be able to look up in the sky and say, de plane, de plane, de mine

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swampland April 12, 2013 at 9:14 am

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Gumbo April 11, 2013 at 6:41 pm

More Corrupt-Harell news:

http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/familycourt/displayfcjudge.cfm?judgeid=4145

Here’s a picture of the judge, who is afraid of losing his position, which is controlled by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which Harrell also, incidentally, controls.

The Post and Courier

Court papers say House Speaker Bobby Harrell used influence
in marriage dispute; Woman in dispute is target of alleged murder-for-hire plot

By Dave Munday and Natalie Caula

Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 2:47 p.m.

UPDATED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:01 p.m.

Photo. Nancy Latham, shown here with her husband Chris
Latham in this April 2010 file photo, is a real estate agent and treasurer of
the S.C. Education Lottery Commission.

Photo. Wendy Annette Moore (left), Aaron Russell Wilkinson
(center) and Samuel Arthur Yenawine were arrested after federal investigators
said they were part of a plot to kill Nancy Latham for money.

House Speaker Bobby Harrell has been accused of using his
influence in a marriage dispute, according to divorce papers filed in
Charleston County family court. The woman involved in the impending divorce
also has been the target of an alleged murder-for-hire plot.

A family court judge has said that Harrell didn’t influence
“the judiciary” in the marriage dispute.

Both Bobby and Cathy Harrell have been named in court papers
involving the divorce between Christopher and Nancy Latham.

“Cathy Harrell has said extremely derogatory statements
about the defendant (Chris Latham) and has stated such things to third
parties,” according to court documents filed by Chris Latham’s attorney. “Cathy
Harrell further testified that Bobby Harrell ‘gave an earful’ to clients of the
defendant.”

Harrell appointed Nancy Latham as treasurer to the South
Carolina State Lottery Commission. And Bobby and Cathy Harrell are the Latham
childrens’ godparents.

Cathy Harrell has been identified as a potential witness in
the divorce proceedings.

An affidavit filed by Chris Latham alleges the Harrells
intended to use their political influence in every way possible to ruin
Christopher Latham’s career and influence the outcome of the divorce.

In a text message between Cathy Harrell and Nancy Latham,
Cathy states, “If there is anything we and especially Bobby can do make a list
and he will be done!”

On March 29, Family Court Judge Dana Morris issued an order
stating that she did not find “that there has been any improper attempt to
influence the judiciary by either Mr. Harrell or Mrs. Harrell.”

Bobby Harrell released a statement at 5:30 p.m. that said,
in part, his wife, Cathy, offered to do anything the couple could to help Nancy
Latham. He was also critical of how the newspaper has handled the story.

“She has been traumatized and her life very possibly was in
danger,” Harrell said in the statement. “The newspaper left out the most
important part of the email from my wife to Nancy offering to help. My wife
wrote, ‘We took an oath before God to step up and take care of (the children)
in all ways.’ We were fulfilling a promise to Nancy and God, and I do not
apologize for that.”

On Wednesday, The Post and Courier learned two Kentucky men
and a local woman were arrested after federal investigators said they were part
of a plot to kill Nancy Latham. Court documents reveal the woman accused in the
plot, Wendy Annette Moore, 37, had also been accused of having an affair with
Chris Latham. In an affidavit, Nancy Latham states she believes her husband is
involved with his personal assistant, Moore.

“The two of them have been alone in his home on multiple
occasions by their own admissions,” Latham states in the affidavit.

Moore “has been actively involved in our divorce process,
communicating with his lawyer, preparing information for him, assisting with
our financials and similar tasks,”

The court papers state that before Moore entered Chris
Latham’s life “she ran a pornography business, and was married to a man who
murdered a tenant in their garage apartment and burned down her house to cover
up the murder,” the affidavit stated.

Nancy Latham was identified as the target of a
murder-for-hire plot, according to an affidavit filed in federal court Monday
by an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The
affidavit gave no indication why Latham was targeted, and an ATF agent said the
agency does not comment on pending cases.

Latham, of Mount Pleasant, is an agent for Beachside Real
Estate as well as treasurer of the S.C. Education Lottery Commission.

When reached Wednesday night, Latham said she had been
advised by the U.S. Attorney General’s Office not to talk about the case.

A spokesman for the office was not able to provide any more
information.

The plot was exposed Friday when Charleston police pulled
over Aaron Russell Wilkinson, 39, of Louisville, Ky., in a traffic stop. Police
found a revolver and a box of ammunition in the car and arrested Wilkinson for
driving with a suspended driver’s license, according to court documents.

The affidavit outlined what happened:

Wilkinson told police he was in Charleston because he was
involved in a plot to kill a local woman for money. He said he didn’t actually
intend to kill the woman but was trying to appease the man who recruited him to
help him kill her. Police called in ATF to investigate.

Wilkinson said a former cellmate, Samuel Arthur Yenawine,
38, of Louisville, approached him March 31 and asked him to drive with him to
Nashville to pick up about 2 kilograms of cocaine. They took off in a
Volkswagen Passat that Yenawine’s girlfriend rented. While they were driving,
Yenawine announced that they were going to South Carolina instead to kill a
witness in a racketeering case, a story that later turned out not to be true.

They arrived April 1 at the North Charleston Econolodge on
Saul White Boulevard and met up with Yenawine’s ex-wife, Wendy Annette Moore.
Wilkinson said he waited in the car while Moore gave Yenawine $5,000 and a
bottle of Loritab and Valium, supposedly to make the death look like an accident.

Wilkinson said he would get $5,000 for his role in the plot
and Yenawine would get $20,000 to $30,000. The affidavit did not say where the
money was coming from.

Yenawine gave Wilkinson $4,000 to deposit in his wife’s bank
account in Kentucky, with the understanding that Yenawine’s girlfriend would go
with Wilkinson’s wife to a bank and withdraw it. Wilkinson made the deposit at
the Walmart at Tanger Outlets.

The pair then met Moore outside a house on Sullivan’s
Island, where she handed Yenawine a manila envelope. The envelope turned out to
contain photos of Latham and her house and vehicles, and her schedules.
Wilkinson said he then learned that Latham was the target.

Yenawine called his girlfriend because he was concerned that
she would withdraw the $4,000 and spend it on drugs, Wilkinson told agents.
They decided that night to drive back to Kentucky.

Wilkinson said he was afraid of Yenawine and offered to
drive back to Charleston and carry out the hit himself. He and his wife left
Kentucky on April 2 and arrived in Charleston on April 3, driving the same VW
Passat as before. The couple rented a room at the Days Inn on West Montague
Avenue in North Charleston and tried to come up with a plan. Wilkinson said he
had no intention of killing anybody, but was afraid of Yenawine.

It all came to an end when he was arrested Friday for
driving under suspension.

Wilkinson and Moore were booked into the Charleston County
jail, and Yenawine was booked into the Oldham County Jail in Kentucky.

All three were to be charged with conspiracy and travel in
interstate commerce with the intent to commit murder and aiding and abetting.

Wilkinson and Yenawine also were to be charged with
possession of a firearm by a felon.

Latham is well-known in the community.

She is a wildlife artist and a member of Trident United
Way’s Palmetto Society, fundraising chairwoman of Wando Theatre Boosters, and a
supporter of the Spoleto Festival USA and Trident Technical College Foundation,
according to her biography on the lottery commission’s website.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553 or twitter.com/dmunday.

Comments { 1 }

Peter Smyth

04/11/13 at 05:30 PM

Is this a pilot for a tv series?

Reply
MP3 April 12, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Don’t you just love the voice recording MP3 features that come with smartphones???? I bet many people have recorded the Harrell’s without them knowing about it .. hahahahaha!!

Reply
Gumbo April 11, 2013 at 6:41 pm

More Corrupt-Harell news:

http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/familycourt/displayfcjudge.cfm?judgeid=4145

Here’s a picture of the judge, who is afraid of losing his position, which is controlled by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which Harrell also, incidentally, controls.

The Post and Courier

Court papers say House Speaker Bobby Harrell used influence
in marriage dispute; Woman in dispute is target of alleged murder-for-hire plot

By Dave Munday and Natalie Caula

Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 2:47 p.m.

UPDATED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:01 p.m.

Photo. Nancy Latham, shown here with her husband Chris
Latham in this April 2010 file photo, is a real estate agent and treasurer of
the S.C. Education Lottery Commission.

Photo. Wendy Annette Moore (left), Aaron Russell Wilkinson
(center) and Samuel Arthur Yenawine were arrested after federal investigators
said they were part of a plot to kill Nancy Latham for money.

House Speaker Bobby Harrell has been accused of using his
influence in a marriage dispute, according to divorce papers filed in
Charleston County family court. The woman involved in the impending divorce
also has been the target of an alleged murder-for-hire plot.

A family court judge has said that Harrell didn’t influence
“the judiciary” in the marriage dispute.

Both Bobby and Cathy Harrell have been named in court papers
involving the divorce between Christopher and Nancy Latham.

“Cathy Harrell has said extremely derogatory statements
about the defendant (Chris Latham) and has stated such things to third
parties,” according to court documents filed by Chris Latham’s attorney. “Cathy
Harrell further testified that Bobby Harrell ‘gave an earful’ to clients of the
defendant.”

Harrell appointed Nancy Latham as treasurer to the South
Carolina State Lottery Commission. And Bobby and Cathy Harrell are the Latham
childrens’ godparents.

Cathy Harrell has been identified as a potential witness in
the divorce proceedings.

An affidavit filed by Chris Latham alleges the Harrells
intended to use their political influence in every way possible to ruin
Christopher Latham’s career and influence the outcome of the divorce.

In a text message between Cathy Harrell and Nancy Latham,
Cathy states, “If there is anything we and especially Bobby can do make a list
and he will be done!”

On March 29, Family Court Judge Dana Morris issued an order
stating that she did not find “that there has been any improper attempt to
influence the judiciary by either Mr. Harrell or Mrs. Harrell.”

Bobby Harrell released a statement at 5:30 p.m. that said,
in part, his wife, Cathy, offered to do anything the couple could to help Nancy
Latham. He was also critical of how the newspaper has handled the story.

“She has been traumatized and her life very possibly was in
danger,” Harrell said in the statement. “The newspaper left out the most
important part of the email from my wife to Nancy offering to help. My wife
wrote, ‘We took an oath before God to step up and take care of (the children)
in all ways.’ We were fulfilling a promise to Nancy and God, and I do not
apologize for that.”

On Wednesday, The Post and Courier learned two Kentucky men
and a local woman were arrested after federal investigators said they were part
of a plot to kill Nancy Latham. Court documents reveal the woman accused in the
plot, Wendy Annette Moore, 37, had also been accused of having an affair with
Chris Latham. In an affidavit, Nancy Latham states she believes her husband is
involved with his personal assistant, Moore.

“The two of them have been alone in his home on multiple
occasions by their own admissions,” Latham states in the affidavit.

Moore “has been actively involved in our divorce process,
communicating with his lawyer, preparing information for him, assisting with
our financials and similar tasks,”

The court papers state that before Moore entered Chris
Latham’s life “she ran a pornography business, and was married to a man who
murdered a tenant in their garage apartment and burned down her house to cover
up the murder,” the affidavit stated.

Nancy Latham was identified as the target of a
murder-for-hire plot, according to an affidavit filed in federal court Monday
by an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The
affidavit gave no indication why Latham was targeted, and an ATF agent said the
agency does not comment on pending cases.

Latham, of Mount Pleasant, is an agent for Beachside Real
Estate as well as treasurer of the S.C. Education Lottery Commission.

When reached Wednesday night, Latham said she had been
advised by the U.S. Attorney General’s Office not to talk about the case.

A spokesman for the office was not able to provide any more
information.

The plot was exposed Friday when Charleston police pulled
over Aaron Russell Wilkinson, 39, of Louisville, Ky., in a traffic stop. Police
found a revolver and a box of ammunition in the car and arrested Wilkinson for
driving with a suspended driver’s license, according to court documents.

The affidavit outlined what happened:

Wilkinson told police he was in Charleston because he was
involved in a plot to kill a local woman for money. He said he didn’t actually
intend to kill the woman but was trying to appease the man who recruited him to
help him kill her. Police called in ATF to investigate.

Wilkinson said a former cellmate, Samuel Arthur Yenawine,
38, of Louisville, approached him March 31 and asked him to drive with him to
Nashville to pick up about 2 kilograms of cocaine. They took off in a
Volkswagen Passat that Yenawine’s girlfriend rented. While they were driving,
Yenawine announced that they were going to South Carolina instead to kill a
witness in a racketeering case, a story that later turned out not to be true.

They arrived April 1 at the North Charleston Econolodge on
Saul White Boulevard and met up with Yenawine’s ex-wife, Wendy Annette Moore.
Wilkinson said he waited in the car while Moore gave Yenawine $5,000 and a
bottle of Loritab and Valium, supposedly to make the death look like an accident.

Wilkinson said he would get $5,000 for his role in the plot
and Yenawine would get $20,000 to $30,000. The affidavit did not say where the
money was coming from.

Yenawine gave Wilkinson $4,000 to deposit in his wife’s bank
account in Kentucky, with the understanding that Yenawine’s girlfriend would go
with Wilkinson’s wife to a bank and withdraw it. Wilkinson made the deposit at
the Walmart at Tanger Outlets.

The pair then met Moore outside a house on Sullivan’s
Island, where she handed Yenawine a manila envelope. The envelope turned out to
contain photos of Latham and her house and vehicles, and her schedules.
Wilkinson said he then learned that Latham was the target.

Yenawine called his girlfriend because he was concerned that
she would withdraw the $4,000 and spend it on drugs, Wilkinson told agents.
They decided that night to drive back to Kentucky.

Wilkinson said he was afraid of Yenawine and offered to
drive back to Charleston and carry out the hit himself. He and his wife left
Kentucky on April 2 and arrived in Charleston on April 3, driving the same VW
Passat as before. The couple rented a room at the Days Inn on West Montague
Avenue in North Charleston and tried to come up with a plan. Wilkinson said he
had no intention of killing anybody, but was afraid of Yenawine.

It all came to an end when he was arrested Friday for
driving under suspension.

Wilkinson and Moore were booked into the Charleston County
jail, and Yenawine was booked into the Oldham County Jail in Kentucky.

All three were to be charged with conspiracy and travel in
interstate commerce with the intent to commit murder and aiding and abetting.

Wilkinson and Yenawine also were to be charged with
possession of a firearm by a felon.

Latham is well-known in the community.

She is a wildlife artist and a member of Trident United
Way’s Palmetto Society, fundraising chairwoman of Wando Theatre Boosters, and a
supporter of the Spoleto Festival USA and Trident Technical College Foundation,
according to her biography on the lottery commission’s website.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553 or twitter.com/dmunday.

Comments { 1 }

Peter Smyth

04/11/13 at 05:30 PM

Is this a pilot for a tv series?

Reply
MP3 April 12, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Don’t you just love the voice recording MP3 features that come with smartphones???? I bet many people have recorded the Harrell’s without them knowing about it .. hahahahaha!!

Reply
Prayers sent up for you Will April 11, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Glad your family is benefitting from your sensational lies to get hits. Start paying attention to your Godly wife’s scriptures. You’ve lost yourself over the the years. I can only pray you find your good soul again. I pray it is still there. It is, if you search for it. And it wasn’t tearing people down for money back in the day.

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Prayers sent up for you Will April 11, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Glad your family is benefitting from your sensational lies to get hits. Start paying attention to your Godly wife’s scriptures. You’ve lost yourself over the the years. I can only pray you find your good soul again. I pray it is still there. It is, if you search for it. And it wasn’t tearing people down for money back in the day.

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Philip Branton April 12, 2013 at 12:32 am

When I read and watched this….I thought of Bobby Harrell and Wil Folks……

http://www.aljazeera.com/video/europe/2013/04/201341119842802893.html

120 Million is a “forest” of money……

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Philip Branton April 12, 2013 at 12:32 am

When I read and watched this….I thought of Bobby Harrell and Wil Folks……

http://www.aljazeera.com/video/europe/2013/04/201341119842802893.html

120 Million is a “forest” of money……

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Justice Cometh April 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Anyone doing their homework and investigative reporting will tell you, that Boeing jobs are mostly going to people from OUTSIDE the state who are moving to SC for Boeing jobs.
Its like those thousands of construction jobs that SCE&G’s two brand new reactors, generators are creating at the V.C. Summer Nuclear power plant in Jenkinsville, SC. Most of those high paying construction jobs are NOT going to South Carolinians. And the sad part of it all is, SCE&G customers are PAYING for these two new reactors via their electric bills (Public Service Commission approved the rate hike).
This state is so fooked up, I bet many of our state politicians – if they got caught doing what we al suspect they are doing – they could be sent to prison for many years. We’ve got to rise up and take back our government. And we can do it, ya know. Don’t be cowards. We know they watch this website. Who cares about that. We need to go after them one at a time and put them away. Start with this Boob who is speaker of the house. Take him down and many more will easily fall right behind him. I guarantee it!

Reply
Justice Cometh April 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Anyone doing their homework and investigative reporting will tell you, that Boeing jobs are mostly going to people from OUTSIDE the state who are moving to SC for Boeing jobs.
Its like those thousands of construction jobs that SCE&G’s two brand new reactors, generators are creating at the V.C. Summer Nuclear power plant in Jenkinsville, SC. Most of those high paying construction jobs are NOT going to South Carolinians. And the sad part of it all is, SCE&G customers are PAYING for these two new reactors via their electric bills (Public Service Commission approved the rate hike).
This state is so fooked up, I bet many of our state politicians – if they got caught doing what we al suspect they are doing – they could be sent to prison for many years. We’ve got to rise up and take back our government. And we can do it, ya know. Don’t be cowards. We know they watch this website. Who cares about that. We need to go after them one at a time and put them away. Start with this Boob who is speaker of the house. Take him down and many more will easily fall right behind him. I guarantee it!

Reply

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