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SCDEW Lawsuit: Haley Staff Misled Lawmakers

There were so many allegations (and so much drama) crammed into the lawsuit filed this week against the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) that we couldn’t cover it all … Literally … In fact one of our intrepid readers noted we’d neglected to mention one of the most…

There were so many allegations (and so much drama) crammed into the lawsuit filed this week against the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) that we couldn’t cover it all …

Literally …

In fact one of our intrepid readers noted we’d neglected to mention one of the most serious allegations against the administration of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley contained in the lawsuit – which was filed by a former executive at the agency.

She was right …

In addition to allegedly  “intentionally misleading” S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) investigators and manipulating the process by which the agency’s new director – Cheryl Stanton – was selected, Haley’s cabinet (and the governor’s office itself) also stands accused of engaging in a deliberate effort to deceive legislative leaders tasked with overseeing the embattled agency.

From the lawsuit …

When the Legislature had serious concerns about how public funds at DEW had been spent, the Governor’s office staff trained DEW employees … on how to evade the Legislators’ questions and provide as little information as possible to them when the employees were asked questions.

Whoa …

Up until Stanton’s arrival in May 2013, SCDEW was arguable the worst managed agency in Haley’s cabinet … which is saying something. Its former director, Abraham Turner, resigned last February – just days after FITS exclusively reported about SCDEW doling out $54.5 million in “improper claims” in 2012.

Stanton appeared to have things moving in the right direction, although if the allegations contained in the lawsuit are true – she’s got real problems on her hands as well.

Stay tuned …

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20 comments

WTF January 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Send Haley packing!
“It will be a GRREEEAT day in SC!!!!”

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Manray January 17, 2014 at 4:20 pm

It doesn’t matter. She’ll be renominated and reelected. All the sheep say “baaa!”

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IVEBEENHACKED January 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm

You mean she use the old trial lawyers are the devil and a vote for Vinny..is a vote for Washington routine like last time….boy its sounds like she is going to be needing those trial lawyers here soon….get Butch on the phone gotdammit&$& I am Queen Haley and I want stand for this.

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Deo Vindice SC January 17, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Kinda right friend, more like get your wallet out to pay.

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Same ol' Same ol' January 17, 2014 at 5:08 pm

What to do? Haley or Sheheen? Two peas in a pod on different side of the aisle.

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CorruptionInColumbia January 17, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Better to deny her another four years as a reward for her continuous malfeasance since taking office and vote for Sheheen. If he performs as expected, give him the same treatment in four years. If he pleasantly surprises us, let him stay another four.

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Deo Vindice SC January 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm

I do hope you’re not as stupid as you make out to be, my friend.

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IVEBEENHACKED January 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Haley will pick a staff member to be the scapegoat. She wishes all these lawsuits would go away while she attempts to continue selling our state and its people to the highest bidder….ahmm…I mean get re-elected.

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jimlewisowb January 17, 2014 at 6:54 pm

“……Governor’s office staff trained DEW employees, including (Paul), on how to evade the Legislators’ questions ….”

Jesus, now the political cockroaches are training the bureaucratic cockroaches how to lie, how novel

Next month they will train them how to juggle three ying lings while jerking off to AC/DC’s Who Has the Biggest Balls of All

Fucking Cockroaches

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shifty henry January 17, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Is that Zach taking a photo of Nikki’s ass?

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CorruptionInColumbia January 17, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Damn that ass is getting big, too! I feel sorry for Michael. No matter what she’s wearing if she asks him, “does this make my ass look big”, he can only answer yes if he wants to be truthful.

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Deo Vindice SC January 17, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Be sure to strap on a 2″ by 4″ !

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CorruptionInColumbia January 17, 2014 at 9:08 pm

This should be Michael’s anthem.

Big bottom, big bottom,

Talk about mudflaps, my girl’s got em,

Big bottom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nvAkWB1ESI

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miss suzanne January 20, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Yep, the but and the gut.

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Glenn January 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm

She does have one of the finest female asses in the state. Myself, I like the boy on the right.

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Sailor January 17, 2014 at 11:29 pm

He had better have a wide angle lens!

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Bryan Wqsc Crabtree January 18, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Haley bashing here is sometimes justified but unbalanced.

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euwe max January 18, 2014 at 4:39 pm

she’s going to have to start wearing shorter skirts

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Soft Sigh from Hell January 18, 2014 at 5:19 pm

I’ll bet the long-suffering staff at the serf levels get wicked pleasure out of the upper managers hacking each other to slivers out in plain view.

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Inciteful January 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

After reading the text of the lawsuit, you gotta wonder if Stanton gave SLED some false probable cause information to justify SLED’s search of Paul’s car and home. The file she supposedly “stole” was pulled In November, was a file she was authorized to use in the routine course of her HR work, and was not found by SLED to be in her home or car. Lying to SLED, hmm,…is that a problem for Stanton? Oh wait,…she’s an attorney,…she wouldn’t be stupid enough to do that!
But whatta a nice change from her predecessor. Turner was stupid, but not evil,…Santon is NOT stupid, but IS evil.

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