A Richland County, S.C. solicitor has been accused of sexually harassing females in his office … the latest allegation in a long line of questionable behavior attributed to this powerful “upholder” of the law.
Sources familiar with the alleged conduct of S.C. fifth circuit solicitor Dan Johnson tell FITS he made “inappropriate advances” in and out of the office – and that these advances involved “multiple women.” At least one of these women pursued a formal complaint against Johnson, although it’s unclear whether she followed through on that action.
Johnson – formerly a top lawyer/ deputy with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) – has been accused of all sorts of violent/ ethically bankrupt behavior in the past.
For example, he was accused of pulling a gun on a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent – and threatening to kill him. He has also been been accused of using his influence to target a Columbia, S.C. man whose only crime was being married to a woman with whom Johnson was allegedly having an affair.
FITS first reported on the gun/ murder threat allegations involving Johnson in this story, which was related to the S.C. Supreme Court’s public sanctioning of his wife, local attorney Kana Rahman-Johnson.
We’ve also written extensively about the alleged affair and the lengths to which Johnson went to make life miserable for the husband of his alleged lover.
So … why hasn’t Johnson ever been held accountable for any of this? Easy: He’s got incredibly powerful friends, including Columbia, S.C. mayor Steve Benjamin and Richland County, S.C. sheriff Leon Lott. As long as those relationships are in place it would appear he pretty much has carte blanche to do as he pleases …