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Viers Pleads Guilty, Receives Sentence

Former S.C. Rep. Thad Viers has pleaded guilty to harassing his former girlfriend – barbecue heiress Candace Bessinger – although a stalking charge against the ex-lawmaker has been dropped. Facing a year behind bars, Viers was instead sentenced to sixty days in prison – a sentence he will serve on…

Former S.C. Rep. Thad Viers has pleaded guilty to harassing his former girlfriend – barbecue heiress Candace Bessinger – although a stalking charge against the ex-lawmaker has been dropped.

Facing a year behind bars, Viers was instead sentenced to sixty days in prison – a sentence he will serve on weekends.

Viers was a leading Republican candidate for South Carolina’s seventh congressional district before his troubles with Bessinger – receiving the endorsement of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley.  He dropped out of the race, though, and resigned his House seat prior to being indicted on charges related to his toxic relationship.

News of Viers’ plea and sentencing was first reported (well, tweeted) by WIS TV’s Jody Barr.

Let’s hope both Viers and Bessinger are able to move on with their lives now …

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20 comments

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 8, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Future CharlestonThuglife post:

So eyes be in da shower an eyes drop de soap… an eyes lookst behind me an eye say WTF? Looks like a baby arm holdin an apple. An eye says, “No fuckin way , man….”………

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jimlewisowb January 8, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Did you hear that Brasskeet. Listen, hear that

That was the sound of the Shoe of Justice crushing your cockroach buddy Viers and it is headed your way —

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Kuato Penis January 8, 2014 at 4:41 pm

I’m sure him leaking those phone text message to you didn’t help him.

lol…what a moron…it’s like he punched himself in the face.

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ScrewedNSC January 8, 2014 at 4:46 pm

SOAP ON A ROPE IS A MUST!

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southmauldin January 8, 2014 at 5:17 pm

And I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before this fat bastard crawls back into the political ring ala Sanford.

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CorruptionInColumbia January 8, 2014 at 5:55 pm

…and Ravenel

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CorruptionInColumbia January 8, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Will this affect his ability to own or possess firearms? I hope it does. You see, Thug Viers is another of those pseudo-pro-gun roaches (like Representative Mike Pitts from Laurens and Greenwood) who claims to be “Pro-Gun” but does everything in his power to sabotage pro-gun legislation with toxic amendments and such. I think it would be poetic justice if he lost his 2-A rights.

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9" January 8, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Can I get a conjugal visit?

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Squishy123 January 8, 2014 at 6:15 pm

We need more pictures of Bessinger’s fake boobs.

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Fake tits & bad teeth January 9, 2014 at 3:02 pm

“If third parties continue to besmirch this victims reputation I’m going to issue a rule to show cause and bring that individual and put him or her in jail.”

Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2013/02/07/thad-viers-burglary-hearing-goes-fitsy/#Z0W2AZ5qYjr82072.99

LMAO!

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She's Hot! January 8, 2014 at 9:13 pm

What, no pictures?

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Columbiapd January 8, 2014 at 10:45 pm

You can feel his pain, can’t you Folks?

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Dick January 9, 2014 at 8:41 am

On WIS last night, Thad said with authority that he will be getting his law license back soon. It sounds like he has already cut a deal with Queen Jean Toal. It’s all at her discretion. Some big deal swaps have already gone on in the back rooms. Considering Thad’s former friendships with the Hearns, he probably got George to get Kaye to put in a word or two with Jean to get-er-done. The whole thing reeks of good ole boy back rooms deals – something Toal thrives on.

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Edgar January 9, 2014 at 8:45 am

You can bet any deal completed with Toal right now involved on a promise of a vote or two from the PeeDee for Her Highness. She is desperate.

So much corruption and cover-ups to complete and so little time.

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Don't let the door hit you January 10, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Viers is out of the legislature and working for a boob-job factory. Though he had a history of threatening at least one judge’s job for political reasons, as of now, what sway does he hold over Jean Toal? Absolutely none.
I’m sure he has ambitions of rapidly re-entering politics like so many other Republican scoundrels before him, but right now, he’s got no political clout, just a handful of local sycophants tossing his salad in The Sun News comments section.

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Low Country Lawyer January 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Jean must not care about the Sun News at all or either these people are down here are all represented by George Hearn, Justice Hearn’s husband. Harry Pavilack has signs up, billboards and is working everyday and according to the news has stolen millions of dollars and has all sorts of folks after him – but not the South Carolina Supreme Court! It’s all who you know in Columbia and whose palms got greased.

I agree with Don’t Let the door hit you….. unless Thad has something on Jean – which he may – he is not getting that license back anytime soon.

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SCBlueWoman January 9, 2014 at 9:36 am

A man, any man, with a history of abuse against women should “do” more than 60 days in jail. He is a class 1 asshat.

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Buz Martin January 9, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Regardless of what went on between Thad and his former girlfriend, apparently she was coerced into being a party to charges being filed against him — and the fact is their stormy and complicated relationship was a convenient way to deal with someone who had gone against the local machine’s choice to be their 7th District puppet-congressman. Parading him before the judge in leg irons and handcuffs for arraignment was absurdly over-the-top and was done for purposes of maximum humiliation.

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Jesus H. Christ! January 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm

“apparently she was coerced into being a party to charges being filed against him”

Evidence, please.
And Viers voted FOR the law that enabled MB to enact that sales tax you know and love, funneling money to the Chamber of Commerce. He was nothing but a tool of the “machine.” I don’t get your love for him.

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shifty henry January 10, 2014 at 12:06 am

Sort of messes up his weekends for spring break and half of Summer…..

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