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Sources: Crony Capitalist Busted!

MIDLANDS “ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT” OFFICIAL IMPLICATED IN FRAUD A prominent Midlands, South Carolina “economic development” official is about to be busted by the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), sources tell FITS. According to multiple law enforcement sources, the official – 36-year-old Wayne Gregory of the City of Columbia – was…

MIDLANDS “ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT” OFFICIAL IMPLICATED IN FRAUD

A prominent Midlands, South Carolina “economic development” official is about to be busted by the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), sources tell FITS.

According to multiple law enforcement sources, the official – 36-year-old Wayne Gregory of the City of Columbia – was caught writing checks to fake vendors and spending money on pre-paid credit cards.

How much coin are we talking about?

“As much as $200,000,” our source said.

Yikes …

Gregory was hired last September by the city after doing “economic development” work in Georgetown County.

“Columbia is such a great city with abundant potential,” Gregory said in a statement on his hiring. “I cannot wait to get started in helping the city of Columbia move forward in creating jobs.”

Uh-huh …

UPDATE: WLTX TV 19 (CBS – Columbia, S.C.)  is confirming Gregory’s arrest.

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38 comments

just another guy April 1, 2014 at 9:05 am

I will believe it when I see it. Your sources may have great info but in this state, no one gets arrested that greases the right palms.

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euwe max April 1, 2014 at 9:54 am

If America has become something other than it was in the 1950’s, it has become a place where the rich can get away with murder.

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Soft Sigh from Hell April 1, 2014 at 6:45 pm

“small beer”
Does anyone since Andy Jackson’s times know what small beer is anymore?

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euwe max April 1, 2014 at 10:39 pm

I like to throw in colorful language for the well-read. :)

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Jay Ellington April 1, 2014 at 10:35 am

Somebody please bring this corrupt house of cards down. These lying, cheating, stealing cockroaches need to scurry back into their holes.

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John April 1, 2014 at 11:14 am

Sherman tried his best, but the damn roaches came back.

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idiotwind April 1, 2014 at 10:38 am

SLED arrests people? i thought that was where investigations go to retire.

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Manray April 1, 2014 at 10:45 am

I thought so too. How did this particular “economic development” wienie cross Haley or one of her patrons?

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anonymous April 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

SLED only does what it is in its political best interests. If some low level chump is to be arrested, more than likely it is to cover up someone higher up. I have lost all faith in SLED. Not to mention, there is no FBI presense in the state. Lawlessness abounds.

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Capt April 1, 2014 at 11:09 am

SLED gets its money from Leatherman. Leatherman decides who gets arrested.

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Jay Ellington April 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm

SLED is the Betty Ford Clinic of law enforcement.

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scotty April 1, 2014 at 10:39 am

Need more info you stated midlands economic development and then city of Columbia?

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Manray April 1, 2014 at 10:43 am

The People can change this atmosphere of corruption and cronyism by voting out the establishment and their lap dogs. It won’t happen because the voters are uninformed and lazy — characteristics, when coupled with the lack of an independent and vigorous Fourth Estate, result in “business as usual.”

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Jay Ellington April 1, 2014 at 11:40 am

Not in a city being run by a Ray Nagin wannabe with an election office full of disgusting underhanded democrats. We haven’t had a good clean election here in Richland County in years.

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Todd April 1, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Decades

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BrigidBernadette April 1, 2014 at 10:46 am

Only slightly off topic, was there any follow up on T-Bone’s bro-in-law getting murdered, in broad daylight?

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Jay Ellington April 1, 2014 at 11:42 am

None, but it is quite curious that Cannon goes down on the heels of that. The shit seems to be sliding downhill.

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BrigidBernadette April 1, 2014 at 11:50 am

Well hey, at least they weren’t dealing in rocket launchers on US soil like Leland Yee in San Franfreakshow. Right?

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snickering April 1, 2014 at 11:57 am

“Shrimpboy”?

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shifty henry April 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm
Jay Ellington April 1, 2014 at 11:59 am

Exactly, but at the rate people are getting popped around Columbia by street level thuggery, I wouldn’t put illegal arms dealing past any one of the top administrators in Richland County.

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jimlewisowb April 1, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Somebody forgot to drop off the payoff envelope

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newzjunkie April 1, 2014 at 1:46 pm

You’re soooo ahead of the news Fits!

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Anonymous April 1, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Choruses of “Hallalujah, Praise, God Almighty! It was a white boy!” can be heard through out the halls of Columbia City Hall.

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colamafia April 1, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Yeah, but who do you think hired him? Lots of shiny faces with way too much cologne.

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Shine on April 1, 2014 at 3:40 pm

That’s a funny ass description. Not only do I run into those people, there seems to be a statically significantly number of them I run into at the gym that also like freeballing it in their dress slacks.

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Game Theory April 1, 2014 at 6:41 pm

“statically significantly”
Is that something like super-dooper?

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BrigidBernadette April 1, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Let’s see him drop dime.

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scotty April 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Wayne Gregory was arrested by Georgetown County for his use of a county purchasing card. He was previously held a similar job with Georgetown County. Columbia city Mgr. fired him after his arrest.

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CNSYD April 1, 2014 at 4:45 pm

You mean it was not as Sic Wilie portrayed? I am shocked!

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nitrat April 1, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Yeah. I just read the Georgetown Times.
Sic is a typical GOP/Libertarian, doesn’t let facts get in the way of his agenda.

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Buz Martin April 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm Reply
common sense April 1, 2014 at 4:12 pm

I can never remember which one of these SLED stands for;
Slack and Lazy Every Day or
Stop Lets Eat Doughnuts

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Lawless South Carolina April 1, 2014 at 5:36 pm

There are over 100 illegal Mexicans working construction at the new USC Darla Moore project. Why isn’t the new SC immigration law being enforced like they promised it would? These illegals are working for drywall contractors, and they are individually paid as sub-contractors and given 1099s.

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anonymous April 1, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Because they are future Democrats. Obama has mandated they are not to be bothered. You don’t think all those folks living in Gonzales Gardens are going to work, do you?

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Buz Martin April 1, 2014 at 9:15 pm

More on this. He’s been transported to Georgetown County.

Former Georgetown County economic development director charged with embezzlement of public funds
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/04/01/4136197/former-georgetown-county-economic.html?sp=/99/209/&ihp=1

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peter April 2, 2014 at 1:51 pm

check out richland one hr chief very suddenly disappearing from view.

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