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SC Attorney General: Bobby Harrell Probe Unearthed Additional Corruption

ALAN WILSON: INVESTIGATION UNCOVERED “POTENTIAL CRIMINAL MATTERS” S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson fought to continue his criminal investigation of powerful S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell – arguing that removing the case from a statewide grand jury and throwing it to a cover-up committee run by Harrell’s peers in…

ALAN WILSON: INVESTIGATION UNCOVERED “POTENTIAL CRIMINAL MATTERS”

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson fought to continue his criminal investigation of powerful S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell – arguing that removing the case from a statewide grand jury and throwing it to a cover-up committee run by Harrell’s peers in the S.C. House would amount to “legislative criminal immunity.”

More damning for Harrell – whose Speakership is on the line – it appears as though the public has yet to hear the full story of his shady dealings.

Specifically, Wilson told circuit court judge Casey Manning that a S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) investigation uncovered additional information related to “potential criminal matters.” That means Harrell’s corruption likely extends beyond the specific activity we already know about.

Harrell’s attorneys disputed that contention – as well as Wilson’s “immunity” claim, stating that they merely wished for “proper procedure” to be following in the case.

Riiiiight …

Their definition of “proper procedure?” Having Judge Manning throw the entire case back to Harrell’s minions – as he is expected to do.

Two years ago Manning threw a corruption case involving Gov. Nikki Haley back to the S.C. House Ethics Committee due to the governor’s status as a former lawmaker. Haley was caught red-handed lobbying illegally, but was cleared of wrongdoing following a show trial in the House.

Manning is expected to use his Haley ruling as precedent in the Harrell case. More importantly, as FITS has exclusively documented, Harrell personally used his authority to get Manning’s boss – S.C. chief justice Jean Toal – reelected to her position earlier this year.

Throughout the hearing, Manning repeatedly goaded Wilson and his staff regarding the nature of the investigation into Harrell.

“You say criminal, complaint says ethics,” Manning asked one of Wilson’s deputy prosecutors.

“No it doesn’t but that’s for a prosecutor to determine, your honor,” the deputy responded.

Still … Manning repeatedly sought to frame the Harrell case as an “ethics” matter, as opposed to a case of public corruption that has risen to the criminal level. In other words, it appears as though the deck is stacked against Wilson in his efforts to hold Harrell accountable for his actions.

What has Harrell done?

Beginning in 2012, the powerful lawmaker was busted improperly reimbursing himself from his campaign account for dubious flight-related expenses (Harrell is a pilot). How much? More than $325,000.

He also stands accused of applying improper pressure on the S.C. Pharmacy Board and the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (SCLLR) on behalf of his pharmaceutical business – using his official letterhead, no less. Additionally, Harrell’s political action committee is under scrutiny for allegedly misappropriating and misreporting funds – including an effort to force taxpayers to pay hundreds of millions of dollars on an unnecessary transportation project.

And as we’ve stated repeatedly from the beginning of this process, that’s just the corruption we know about.

Harrell is guilty as sin: In fact he’s effectively admitted his guilt on the first count by returning $23,000 of his dubious reimbursements.

He’s also responded like a criminal – lying and refusing to release his records, assassinating the character of one of the reporters who investigated him and then strong-arming her newspaper into backing down (by allegedly threatening to withhold an annual bribe the paper receives from the S.C. General Assembly).

Harrell has also launched a vendetta against Wilson in the wake of his decision to refer the case to the grand jury (FITS has previously reported on several components of that effort – HEREHEREHERE and HERE).

We believe Manning must permit Wilson’s investigation to continue. Anything short of that is to perpetuate the sort of institutional tolerance of naked corruption that we witnessed during the Haley whitewash. Just as importantly, lawmakers must surrender their ability to police themselves – as we have called upon them to do for several years now.

UPDATE: Three former S.C. Attorneys General – Henry McMaster, Charlie Condon and Travis Medlock – appeared in court in support of Wilson.

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167 comments

Native Ink May 2, 2014 at 12:33 pm

That’s what I’ve been thinking all along. SLED uncovered corruption that rises above the level of ethics “rules” and crosses into criminal activity. There would be no other reason to call a grand jury and take on the risk of crossing Harrell.

What are the odds it has to do with I-526?

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Say What? May 2, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Do not know about SLED additional evidence but do know that there is serious income tax evasion here. That would be both Federal and State. Should Manning, who is bright enough to know that this is a criminal case, refer case back to legislature, then this could mushroom into a federal case and out of Toal and Manning’s hands. If there is no criminal element here the grand jury will say so. It is in the hands of a grand jury as it should be and they are the right party to determine the outcome. The only reason Harrell and his attorneys want it out of the grand jury’s hands is that they must know there is a smoking gun there. Otherwise, if you are innocent, you should have no concern if the grand jury has the matter. If you think you are in trouble then do what you can to get it out of their hands. Just that simple.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 1:44 pm

REALLY? ….No one would wish for a Grand Jury upon themselves no matter the circumstances, even if they are innocent. You may come out of left field now, the game is over.

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Native Ink May 2, 2014 at 2:21 pm

I was wondering when you would show up. I hope Bobby isn’t paying you for defending him. He wouldn’t be getting his money’s worth.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Don’t think so scooter, Wilson lost his Grand Jury Case, he lost it! …Do you get it yet! ….he lost it! ….Harrell won this one.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 12:35 pm

That’s it? Talk about stirring the pot for no good reason, WOW!

What the story about? uh uh uh …. it’s Developing! … What the story about? uh uh uh …. … it’s Developing! … uh uh uh …. come back tomorrow, the Wizard will be available then … uh uh uh ….

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Ross Perott May 2, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Calling Buz Martin! He will get to the bottom of this FITSNEWS!

They’re Coming to Take Me Away Today, Ha-Haaa!

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jimlewisowb May 2, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,

Catch a Rino Cockroach by the toe.

If he hollers my name is Bobby, stomp the shit out of the bastard !!

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Bastard doesn’t ryhme with moe or toe, you get an “F” in class today, try to do better tomorrow

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jimlewisowb May 2, 2014 at 1:47 pm

thanks for the Fuck

I will edit immediately

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anonymouis May 2, 2014 at 2:03 pm

That’s much better, you get an “E” for effort, but that’s about it.

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Dolph May 2, 2014 at 4:15 pm

When a CRIMINAL indictment is handed up, a law officer makes an arrest, the accused goes to jail and waits for a bond hearing, meanwhile he gets his picture and fingerprints taken in a prison jump suit that makes everyone look the same, no more coat & tie, no smile. That’s the picture of Harrell I’d like to see.

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Sandlapper May 2, 2014 at 12:50 pm

To have the House Ethics (that’s an oxymoron right there) Committee investigate the Harrell case, as they did in whitewashing the case involving Nikki Haley, is comparable to the Nixon White House Staff having been called upon to investigate the Watergate Affair.

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James May 2, 2014 at 6:07 pm

A prosecutor can always toss out the tern “criminal.” and do so without fear as he can always change his mind later as the “fact change.”

It is an old trick, I know as I have used it.

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Gregory Geddings May 3, 2014 at 8:44 am

I have tossed out a few blackbirds, sparrows, and robins but (to date) I have never tossed out a tern.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 3, 2014 at 11:59 am

As a teenager, TBG used to throw rocks at seabirds……..

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**** wait for it…****

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***** TBG left no tern unstoned…

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Gillon May 3, 2014 at 8:04 pm

It just hit me where the name came from for that 1960’s group, the Byrds. It was from their hit song, “Tern, Tern, Tern.”

euwe max May 4, 2014 at 9:35 pm

I used to smoke dope whenever I drove anywhere… I never made a turn…

Slartibartfast May 6, 2014 at 11:10 pm

I also heard you made origami birds and traded them for hotdogs.

You made them terns for the wurst.

Z-Tac heckler May 3, 2014 at 9:15 pm

I’ll bet you’ve tossed a few salads too.

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Columbia Insider May 2, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Like Native Ink, I’ve also suspected the SLED investigation had uncovered further evidence of wrongdoing. Given the stuff uncovered by that investigation, probably supplemented by corroborating testimony provided to the state grand jury, Harrell’s days are numbered. It doesn’t matter what Judge Manning’s ruling is. Public corruption is public corruption, and once what Harrell has done becomes widely known and reported — and it will — there will be a reckoning, both for him and for the House lemmings who even now continue to carry his water.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Fantasyland, theme park is closed, you may go home now.

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Deo Vindice SC May 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Looks like your out of a job, you’ll be going home soon enough.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I’ll call Mickey Mouse and Dumbo and let them know you are coming

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Too much time on your hands May 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Why call them when you can go home and talk to them directly?

Guido Sarducci May 3, 2014 at 8:36 am

which one?

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Bye Bye Stupid May 2, 2014 at 4:49 pm

YOUR name is on arrest warrants. How stupid you really are. You were traced and tracked down many weeks ago.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm

The Judge is going to decide the case, no one else, it’s very obvious which way the Judge is going …easy call.

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FBI WILL HANG YOUR NECK May 2, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Get it through you stupid ass fucked up thick skull. YOU are going to be ARRESTED. GOT IT???? Now shut the hell up and go fuck yourself, jackass!!

Not Goofy May 3, 2014 at 9:19 am

Closed, not true! You obviously are a resident there ! You must have boxy fantasies regarding Harrell!

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Elfego May 2, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Corruption is so deep in politics it is like a cancer and it has eaten the very soul of America. From the highest court in South Carolina to the largest septic tank it is full.

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Gregory Geddings May 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

Exactly! That’s what I keep trying to point out to folks who keep screaming about state’s rights. As is somehow waving that magic wand everything will be hunky dory. There are as many lowdown crooks in state, county, and municipal govt. as there are on the federal level. Go to your city council meetings regularly and you will become as jaundiced as me.

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Elfego May 3, 2014 at 9:48 am

Absolutely without a doubt! You are on the money.

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Bufford T. Justice May 2, 2014 at 9:29 pm

I’m afraid Manning does not have the balls to allow the criminal accounts to go forward and will punt to the Foxs who guard the henhouse (House Ethics Committee).
Jean Toal, on the other hand has mega balls, Harrell pulled many strings to reelect her and she has the ginormous testoculars to tell Manning when to poop and when to pee and whether or not he has permission to wipe afterwards!

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I See You 2 May 2, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Manning’s new home will be in a federal penitentiary if he remands the criminal portion to the liars, cheats, and thieves over at the house. He will be the victims of one hell of a backlash that this state has never seen before against a circuit court judge. You can bet your life on that.

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Guero May 2, 2014 at 11:15 pm

You’re a moron. Tell me what federal statute you’re contemplating? Don’t stutter, asshat….

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Your House Is Bugged May 4, 2014 at 10:38 am

You’re a Harrell cock sucker, that we know.

SCBlues May 2, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Corruption in SC politics – shocking!

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Fry the whole mess May 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm

oh, mowed the lawn, popped a beer, thinking about what to serve at the derby party. A wonderful spring day in SC. And of course, a little political fracus that went as called, I think I will hang the hammock, catch a nap and rest up for the Gamecocks on the radio this evening. Nothing changes but the weather.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Goaded definition, a stick with a pointed or electrically charged end, for driving cattle, oxen, etc.;

Use goaded in a sentence? He didn’t want to climb the tree, but the other kids goaded him into it.

How do you use goading in a sentence? It can be used as following: “He goaded him on” “He was goaded into it” “So and so is goading me into this fight”

… Sentences …Answer: I goaded my friends to come to the movies with me. …

I like the the “Goaded definition”: a stick with a pointed or electrically charged end, for driving cattle, oxen, etc.; …hahahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHA ….who.who..who…

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Deo Vindice SC May 2, 2014 at 1:37 pm

How bout, The crook goaded the taxpayers for millions of dollars ?

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 1:50 pm

No proof of that, just fantasy ….Bless your heart, your post is absent any facts again, ….Bless your heart, it’s going to be okay, really, it’s going to be okay…. take a deep breath and relax ….RELAAAAAX

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Halfvast Conspirator May 2, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Anonymouth comes up for air from providing “oral services” to the ethically-challenged Bobby Harrell, to provide services on FITS. Wonder how much Anonymouth is getting paid for the servicing?

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 2:01 pm

SCOOTER! …Is that the best you can come up with? Is that your “A” game? Now, you are accusing an anonymous blogger of corruption, you are one sick puppy.

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Philip Branton May 2, 2014 at 2:06 pm

There was once a “flying” man who took out a certain book and followed the story of “3 wise men” following a star. He observed the similarities of three “wise” attorneys showing up to a “Carolina Barn” to bring good tidings of great “joy”..!!

Obviously on the journey following the star the 3 wise men chatted amongst themselves, we highly wager that 3 wise attorney Generals have discussed many facts too.

The first story involves the birth of a baby, the story about three wise attorney Generals involves a big crook with dirty “diapers” that need to be …..

{Boomerang 101, 404, 901, 909…..}

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 2:13 pm

“Manning is expected to use his Haley ruling as precedent in the Harrell case.”

Isn’t that how the law works, on precedent? I don’t see anything wrong with ruling on a case based on precedent. If anyone should know that, it should be Wilson.

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Atticus May 2, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Except that Rainey isn’t really precedent in this case. Rainey involved a private citizen making an ethics complaint. This is the AG investigating possible criminal activity. Harrell’s argument is that only the Ethics Commission can forward this as a criminal matter. Wilson’s argument is that he can pursue criminal investigations whenever he wants to. Seems pretty clear that Wilson’s argument is the correct one.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 2:43 pm

“complaint says ethics” WAKE UP! ….WAKE UP!

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Native Ink May 2, 2014 at 3:38 pm

I’m not a lawyer, so someone explain this to me… If Wilson can’t proceed because the complaint says it’s about ethics, can’t Wilson just file a criminal complaint? Is he just testing the limits of this particular law? It seems that he can frame the issue to make it clearly fall within his purview if he wishes.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Nope, go fish. Even if Wilson were lucky enough to get past Manning, the Supreme Court is going to shut him down. If Wilson has any brain cells left, he would back off so that he would not be a total embarrassment. If he stays the course, the word of the day is: “Goaded”, Wilson is going to get Goaded again, except when he gets Goaded again, he is going to look like a total idiot.

Goaded definition, a stick with a pointed or electrically charged end, for driving cattle, oxen, etc.;

Ouch!….Ouch!….Ouch!….Ouch!….Ouch!….Ouch!….Ouch!…

Deo Vindice SC May 2, 2014 at 5:01 pm

If your not Harrel’s attorney, I suggest seperate yourself from him. Smart ass people as yourself don’t do too good in prison. Just words from the wise.

anonymous May 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Ouch!….Ouch!….Ouch!….Ouch!….Ouch!….Ouch!….Ouch!

Deo Vindice SC May 2, 2014 at 4:34 pm

ethic’s can also be crimminal as in Harrel’s issue, WAKE UP !

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Guero May 2, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Except that the Supreme Court says otherwise. You obviously haven’t read the language the Supremes used. EXCLUSIVE jurisdiction means exclusive jurisdiction.

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Atticus May 2, 2014 at 3:30 pm

No, actually, you’re wrong. They have exclusive jurisdiction over ethics complaints. The AG is investigating CRIMINAL ACTS. Maybe you should go back and read the case yourself.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 4:25 pm

No, the AG is NOT investigating criminal acts, the case is labeled as an ethics complaint, Wilson is trying to pull a rabbit out of the hat with his phantom criminal, coulda, woulda, shoulda ..but guess what? …because Wilson doesn’t know what he’s doing, he’s not going to get that far, it’s obvious that Manning or the Supreme Court is going to shut him down. BAM!

Deo Vindice SC May 2, 2014 at 5:11 pm

It’s possable the Queen pulled her trump card on Bobby, You should know, never know what goes on behind closed doors. He could be her lamb for the slaughter to win another election. This is SC politics, remember.

Guero May 2, 2014 at 9:43 pm

The AG can put his boots in the oven but it don’t make them biscuits. Wilson’s characterization is a moving target since he was dumb enough to put it in writing before he researched the law. Judge Manning had the audacity to quote Wilson’s own writings calling these ethics violations. Landess and Wilson together have fewer IQ points than the judge which was on full display today.

Scrappy May 2, 2014 at 3:33 pm

The theory is plausible until you consider that Rainey is a private citizen and Wilson in the Attorney General of SC. If Manning were to rule in Harrels favor, it will be appealed to the SCSC. While the appeal is in process, Wilson will appear before the state grand jury and seek an indictment. If a true bill is returned, it’s game over! Total leaves you at the station Bobby. Clean your shit out you’re office, and ask you’re lawyers to cut a deal with Wilson. 5 or so years will go by quickly Bobby……..I promise.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 2:17 pm

“You say criminal, complaint says ethics,” Manning asked one of Wilson’s deputy prosecutors.

“No it doesn’t but that’s for a prosecutor to determine, your honor,” the deputy responded.

“Still … Manning repeatedly sought to frame the Harrell case as an “ethics” matter, as opposed to a case of public corruption that has risen to the criminal level.”

BAM! …BA-BAM! …BA-BA-BAM! BA-BA-BA-BAM!

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AnonyBobby May 2, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Ur pretty pathetic, even for this website’s comments section. Go on home, Now, Bobby Jr.

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you know me May 2, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Just a chip off the old turd.

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Thomas May 2, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Judge Manning will decide in week or more. Good for him.

The dealer has spoken.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Goaded definition, a stick with a pointed or electrically charged end, for driving cattle, oxen, etc.; …hahahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHA ….who.who..who…

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Just another guy May 2, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Will, do you think Queen Jean has the votes to uphold this ruling? I have not follow SCOSC in a while but I am sure Queen Jean has pissed off at least Pleicones and I would think Kittredge is a good man. I don’t know about the other two. What are your thoughts, or any one’s for that matter.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Wishful thinking, the Judge’s decision was based on precedent, WAKE UP, the Grand Jury case is over. Duh…. uh uh uh ….Duh …Huh…

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Just another guy May 2, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Well if that is the case, then it stays Wilson and the grand jury. Hell Queen Jean wrote the opinion on this 20 years ago. You are toast Bobby. I wonder if you get to keep your state pension bc that is all you will have to live on.

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tick May 2, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Kittredge is NOT a “good man”. He is a wolf in sheeps clothing who will follow Toal’s lead on this. Hearn and Beattie have already said courts have jurisdiction over ethics matters involving House members. The swing vote is going to be Pleicones UNLESS Hearn or Beattie change their opinions which is highly likely because they are both political whores who will want to please Harrell.

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Tick is a dumbass May 2, 2014 at 6:07 pm

You don’t know Kittredge, dumbass!

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 11:39 pm

I know Kittredge and Tick is correct – Kittredge is NOT a “good man.” He is either dumb as a rock or taking his brother’s pills too often. (Kittredge has “a bad back” from time to time also justifying the pills.) He would much rather be teaching holy roly Sunday School in Greenville than bothering to read briefs and challenge Toal on anything. He once followed Pleicones’ sound advice, but in recent years has been a lap dog for Toal.

Beattie believes Toal’s bs promises that she will support him as the next Chief Justice, just as Hearn believes Toal who also promised to support her as the next Chief Justice.

So it will be 4-1 to support whatever Toal has already told Manning to do.

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Granite Halls May 2, 2014 at 9:37 pm

The Dems love Republican Harrell! They support him and want him to slide on these charges. They all supported Dem. Toal and payback will be glady given….under the table and behind closed doors!!!!

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houseofcards May 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm

It’s going down, I’m yellin timber!

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Actually, Wilson had his day in Court and lost! Do you get it yet? He lost! He freakin’ lost! It’s over, the Judge has ruled against him, he lost.

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Question For The Day May 2, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Here’s something I have never understood about this case and still dont.Everyone knows that it is relatively easy in SC for a prosecutor to have a criminal defendant “indicted” by the Grand Jury.All he has to do in step before them and present a narrowly drawn indictment alleging “probable cause” that the defendant violated a SPECIFIC statute carrying a criminal penalty.

The defendant nor his counsel have ANYTHING to do with this.If Wilson has/had such ,why the “referral for investigation?Fits is right.Harrell ,by replacing the 23000, has, at least for purposes of “probable cause,””ADMITTED a violation.Now, perhaps thats not enough for conviction at trial,but that is NOT the standard for indictment.

It was this “referral” that has allowed what is now occuring.Had Wilson IMMEDIATLY gone before the Grand jury and SECURED an indictment,Harrell’s attorneys would be in a much more difficult position today.The Judge would likely have been much more reluctant to quash an actual indictment than simply “referring ” an “investigation” to another body.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 4:17 pm

No one said Wilson knew what he was doing. BTW, he is going to be completely BALD by the time this case is over. Watch the Wilson hairline index, then you will know in advance the outcome of this case. So far, the Wilson hairline index indicates that he is not only losing, but that he has already lost and he knows it. Stay tuned for future updates on the Wilson hairline index, a valuable index you can use.

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Deo Vindice SC May 2, 2014 at 4:25 pm

3 former AG’s didn’t show for fun and games. Question now is how much time will he get ?

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Harrell is going to have plenty of time to defend himself in the House Ethics committee, Wilson is going to be goaded out of the picture, Wilson just has to decide how long he wants to be goaded, poked, and pointed with the end of an electrically charged stick. BTW, I hear that causes hair loss.

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Deo Vindice SC May 2, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Welcome to the new USA, why should he have to defend his self ? Could wrong doing be the answer ? Have your fun now I suggest. Treat your wife good, the future may not be good.

anonymous May 2, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Defending one’s self is no admission of guilt.

Deo Vindice SC May 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Agreed, just alot of firepower is there for the show.

The Way It Is May 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Really thats not very significant.If the ruling is that the case gets bounced back to the Ethics Committee ,then the question of Wilson as prosecutor becomes a moot issue and there will be no ruling.

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DANGER WILL ROBINSON May 2, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Rumor has it that those 3 former AGs and over 100 other lawyers in SC have agreed to BBQ Manning’s ass if he remands the criminal matter against Harrell to the ethics commission.

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anonymous May 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

All lawyers in South Carolina practic law at Jean Toal’s pleasure. Look up the South Carolina law and Judiciary Department “rules.” In the Judicial system, Jean Toal’s secret organization the Office of Disciplinary Counsel decides in secret whether or not a lawyer or judge made a mistake, violated an ethical rule or committed a crime….. Toal has precedent for what she is trying to force on Wilson to free her old pal and co-conspirator, Bobby Harrell. However, she has gotten what she wanted and if it turns out it will hurt Toal politically and her power base, then oh well. Sorry Bobby. “I tried!”

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Scrappy May 3, 2014 at 11:33 pm

The only flaw to you’re theory is about Jean Toals thought process. Toal does not need Harrell anymore. She is retiring in a few years. Why would she really want to get hung up in the drama that is sure to come when it’s appealed to the SCSC if Harrell wins. She has set a precedent in another case. Pliconnes will not let her forget it. Remember, Harrell cost him Chief Justice.

This is the point in the road when Jean Toal puts you off the bus Bobby. You got greedy. Live by the sword, die by the sword.

So long Bobby

anonymous May 4, 2014 at 2:10 am

EASY SCOOTER! The Precedent has already been set, this is a really EASY case to decide, Wilson is the only one who looks like he is in left.
This case is REALLY EASY to decide. You are so wasting your time. Wilson should cut his losses, unfortunately he is getting really bad legal advice, so he is just going to keep digging his hole deeper and deeper ….until BAM! the Supreme Court shuts him down, then he is going to look like a total, complete, and utter FOOL. BA-BAM! ,,,BA-BA-BAM! …BA-BA-BA-BAM!

Anonymous is NOT cloaked May 4, 2014 at 10:47 am

You make all of us laugh at you. Hence, your ignorance and stupidity have long been noted.

I See Stupid People May 4, 2014 at 10:45 am

Why are you so obsessed with Jeal Toal’s fat ass and saggy tits? Have you been to drinking functions with her again, hitting automobiles after the fact and leaving the scene in a hurry?

Native Ink May 2, 2014 at 5:44 pm

I’m confused about that too. It seems Wilson has a clear path to proceed if he labels it a criminal matter.

Maybe Wilson doesn’t have anything yet on Harrell that could stick or maybe Wilson is just playing out his string to set a precedent (and to gauge how corrupt the judiciary is).

Or there is a third possibility. Wilson might be slowing down the process because Harrell is desperate and sloppy right now. Harrell is probably making his conviction even easier on obstruction of justice charges.

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nitrat May 2, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Maybe Wilson just wants to look like he’s doing something.

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anonymous May 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm

You are confused. Wilson is wasting millions of $$$dollars of taxpayers monies on a frivolous lawsuit. How many hundreds of thousands of $$$dollars has he paid to outside counsel for legal fees and services?

I say an FOIA request is in order. The press should jump on it.

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"Preferred by Teachers!" May 2, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Manning, a negro, lists this skill at his official bio website:

“Color Analyst for the University
of South Carolina basketball games”

http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/circuitCourt/displaycirjudge.cfm?judgeid=2061

Using Crayolas since childhood, Manning remembers all eight primary colors.

Watermelons are green. . .

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Bible Thumper May 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Checked your link. Impressive! You made a few errors, but he does have a lot of “court” experience during South Carolina’s golden age of basketball.

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Uriah May 2, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Judge Manning’s under the heels of the whites. We’ll soon see if he’s an Uncle Tom or a Robert Smalls. When this is all over, if he gives Harrell a pass, he’ll be one high-profile cog in this corrupt machine, and I hope he’s never confirmed again.

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House of Criminals Falls Hard May 2, 2014 at 4:48 pm

God as my witness, the entire House of Representative is about to be forced into ruins. Manning wants to go down with them, then so be it. Nothing can stop We The People from getting our justice in this case. So get use to it and get ready. Harrell and dozens of others are going to be arrested and put in handcuffs. And he deserves it. Oh? And by the what, Limehouse’s name is on the lips of federal agents. Maybe there are already federal warrants with their names upon the same? South Carolina’s federal prosecutors are being kept in the dark? We all know how the “good old boy system” works in South Carolina, do we not? SO LONG FOOLS. Prison is in YOUR future.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Fantasyland, you are not reading the road signs, you are going the wrong way on a one way street.

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Smirks May 2, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Hi Bobby!

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anonymous May 3, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Don’t think so scooter.

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House of Criminals Falls Hard May 2, 2014 at 4:51 pm

When Bobby is arrested, his bond needs to be at least 5 million dollars. You see, not only is he a menace to society, he is also mentally unstable and a flight risk.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Please tell us again who is a menace to society and is also mentally unstable, do you have a mirror nearby?

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Deo Vindice SC May 2, 2014 at 7:03 pm

You could find this for yourself. Mental issues will not matter in this case. Your poopoo will be sore for a long time untill you get used to it. Sorry nutbag.It’s over.

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Deo Vindice SC May 2, 2014 at 7:18 pm

your attitude even makes me want to come by the facility and hear your moaning, I think you would be more in a loverboy tone, good luck.

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I Told You So May 2, 2014 at 8:53 pm

You swine. You vulgar little maggot. You worthless bag of filth. As we say in Texas, you couldn’t pour water out of a boot with instructions printed on the heel. BTW, you were easy to find. Now, with that said, there is a gang of elite ninjas that will meet at 3 am on the street out front of Harrell’s house. One of them will be carrying papers. As to Harrell’s bitch boy (Manning), his future looks bleak.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 10:59 pm

The only papers outside of Harrell’s house will be the Newspaper with the headline reading

” SC AG Goaded Today, Judge Strips SC AG of Grand Jury Case”

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LMAO May 2, 2014 at 8:21 pm

LMAO. I presume Gedney Howe has sponged up much of Harrell’s liquid assets and has mortgages on Harrell’s house, plane and boat and his business accounts receivables. And Gedney won’t continue representing the little tomato-faced bastard without a guarantee of regular bill payments. I know Gedney too well. This is sooooo funny.

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Herp Perp May 2, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Last pic I saw, bobby was a herpes-faced bastard

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Bobby "Pretty Lips" Harrell May 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm

I like to put things in my mouth.

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Blue lights May 2, 2014 at 9:31 pm

He will be very popular in Central Correctional institutions!! Very popular!

Judas of Iskariot May 2, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Toal is guaranteed the top spot until she retires in two years, so she’s on easy street.

An ethical whore, she now can throw Harrell to the lions with no repercussions whatsoever.

It may sound unlikely and would be Harrell’s worst dream, but there’s no integrity among whores.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 3, 2014 at 12:02 pm

there’s no integrity among whores.

Go easy on the whores, Hoss. They’re not nearly as bad as politicians and lawyers.

euwe max May 4, 2014 at 9:37 pm

at least whores work for a living.

Deo Vendice SC May 4, 2014 at 10:16 pm

You sexy thing! I love sucking your pencil dick.Always be mine, Texas ranger.xxxoooxxxooo
Please make me squeal like a pig!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

euwe max May 5, 2014 at 12:56 am

sociopaths are all conservatives, bound for The Ceaseless Celestial Cesspool of their fondest imagination.

anonymous May 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Razor burn, have you ever shaved before? Guess not.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Your presumptions are ill conceived and pathetic, however, Harrell’s legal team has done a good job, unlike Wilson’s legal team has done a horrible job with one misstep after another. Wilson should report his legal team to the South Carolina Bar for disciplinary action for malpractice.

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Manning Is A Criminal May 2, 2014 at 5:08 pm

I think it is well settled among thousands I have spoken with across the state of South Carolina. All say Harrell is demonstrating clearly that he is guilty of criminal conduct. That Judge Manning would prove to the entire state of South Carolina and the entire nation that he is corrupt if he remands this matter to Harrell’s peers. Manning would be cutting his own throat if he sends it to a well know corrupt House of Representatives. Does Manning really think he is immune from federal prison himself? Hey Manning!!! Your boy Harrell ain’t worth serving 5 t0 10 years in the federal pen. Don’t let them suck you in. It will be the END OF YOU.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Just because your boy was goaded today, doesn’t mean you have to get your feathers all in a ruffle. The fact of the matter is that Wilson is getting REALLY BAD LEGAL ADVICE, probably paid for by taxpayers dollars, he should ask for his and our money back.

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Deo Vindice SC May 2, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Learn Grasshopper. I could not sleep tonight if I were you.

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Guero May 2, 2014 at 9:48 pm

What a mo….

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Soft Sigh from Hell May 2, 2014 at 5:13 pm

If Bobby dances away free as a bird, will we at least now be done with Wilson, that is to say in addition, The Wilsons eventually?

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A Little Birdy Told Me So May 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm

He is not going anywhere. The US District Court will entertain the matter if Manning does the corrupt thingy.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Bird Brains at work.

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Deo Vindice SC May 2, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Yep, and Big Bubba’s do too. Glad I’m not you !

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Anonymous Is An Ass Wipe May 2, 2014 at 9:55 pm

You own space in my toilet.

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HU-rah May 2, 2014 at 8:13 pm

What’s THAT all about? I’m not a lawyer so your post sounds like mumbo-jumbo. Explain please.

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Guero May 2, 2014 at 9:47 pm

You’re a moron. What’s the federal law broken here? I’ll leave the light on….

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Guero Swallows May 2, 2014 at 9:53 pm

My my are you stupid. Get a clue, dick bump.

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anonymous May 2, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Didn’t answer the question scooter,

What’s the federal law broken here? uh uh uh…..

Wilson Screwed The Pooch May 2, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Alan Wilson screwed the pooch on this case. Even his argument today (that I watched) was totally lame. Also, If he were a real prosecutor, he would be investigating the supreme court race and vote swapping that took place. Will, you need to get off your man-crush with Alan and demand he investigate the allegations involving the chief justice race.

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Deo Vindice SC May 2, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Either way SC is moving in the right direction ! Thank God !

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Update from Islamabad May 2, 2014 at 11:42 pm

The Post and Courier
Judge delays ruling on House Speaker Bobby Harrell ethics case
By Jeremy Borden
Friday, May 2, 2014 11:46 a.m.

COLUMBIA — The eventual ruling from a Richland County circuit judge in an ethics-related case against House Speaker Bobby Harrell could have far-reaching consequences.

Judge Casey Manning on Friday delayed his decision on whether Harrell must face his legislative peers or a court over allegations that stem from whether the Charleston Republican used his campaign account for personal gain and his position to benefit his company.

In a joint statement, the attorneys general said they feared that if Manning kicked the case to the House ethics panel, legislators would receive different treatment than the rest of the public. The attorney general has “time-tested authority … to prosecute crime and enforce the laws of South Carolina equally, with no privileges or special terms or conditions for any citizen, including elected officials. … Not one of us ever imagined the Attorney General needed authorization from a legislative committee or political body in order to investigate or prosecute alleged criminal behavior by an elected official.”

Medlock said in an interview that he ensured that legislators added “public corruption” to the state grand jury’s powers after public confidence in elected officials’ conduct hit rock bottom after Operation Lost Trust.

Whatever Manning decides, the decision is likely to be appealed, he said.

The appeal’s process already has some worried. John Crangle, an attorney and Harrell critic who directs the Common Cause advocacy group, said that the state Supreme Court has historically sided with the Legislature. Harrell was also an open advocate for the election of Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal this year and his support helped her win the election. The General Assembly also decides the court system’s budget.

“Yeah, I’m worried about that,” Crangle said.

Manning said he plans to take his time deciding the case and that he could ask attorneys for more information on the issue. It is unclear when he will rule.

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anonymous May 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

SCOOTER, YOU LEFT OUT THE BEST PART

“Wilson noted that no charges have been filed in the case. …against Harrell after state police completed a 10-month criminal investigation.”

“the law is clear and that any ethics-related complaint against a legislator must first be heard by the House Ethics Committee. They cited Manning’s opinion in a past case against now Gov. Nikki Haley, a former member of the S.C. House. Conservative activist John Rainey had sought for the state court to take up the ethics matter, but it was rejected by the court and later upheld by the state Supreme Court.

“the complaint must begin with the House ethics panel. Wilson’s motivations are political and that he should have followed the proper process. “The unique political maneuvers in this matter contradict the state constitution, ethics act, court rulings and even Attorney General Wilson’s own official legal positions and precedents,” “These disparate actions call into question Mr. Wilson’s motives and cast serious doubt on his ability to be a fair and impartial prosecutor in this case.”

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We Know Who You Are May 4, 2014 at 1:14 am

You are going down with Harrell. We tried to warn you, peckerjerk. And you think you are really “anonymous.”? HAHAHAHAAHAHAHA (echo echo echo).

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anonymous May 4, 2014 at 1:52 am

The Brain Trust of Scooter, Attack the messenger, not the message, I get it.

“the complaint must begin with the House ethics panel” …Read and weep Scooter.

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RHood2 May 3, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Usually, a judge supervises a grand jury. That judge would have access to transcripts so far. If SC’s state grand jury is supervised by a judge, why has that judge not been consulted, in private, by Manning, on the nature of the investigation so far?

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anonymous May 4, 2014 at 1:45 am

If it’s private, then you wouldn’t know about it. You answered your own stupid question.

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SC gets what it deserves May 3, 2014 at 10:09 pm

A neighbor told me that she saw the Harrell hearing on the 11 o’clock news last week, with Harrell looking tense but comforted by his seatmate companion, Glenn McConnell, who “exuded airs of arrogance and contempt at the hearing of his friend.”

Both are egomaniacs and belong belong behind bars. Only in South Carolina could these criminals manipulate the judiciary, the legislature, the press and the morons (the public) into believing and throwing flower pedals at them.

Most South Carolinians live in an intellectual time warp — yearning for the good old days — the 1920s.

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anonymous May 4, 2014 at 1:42 am

McConnell is going to be President of CofC, is he not? What are you worried about?

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Harrell Is A Pig Shit May 4, 2014 at 12:53 am

TO CASEY MANNING: Go right ahead with remanding, and in time afterwards the public will find your name here in this data base >>> http://www.justice.gov/actioncenter/inmate.html

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Bible Thumper May 4, 2014 at 9:02 am

Alan Wilson victory.
Augusta Chronicle by Meg Mirshak:
“In a statement, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said the state won a small victory in Tuesday’s announcement that will temporarily safeguard the MOX program.”
http://m.chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-02/south-carolina-drops-lawsuit-challenging-mox-shutdown

I recall legislators ridiculing Wilson because his suit lacked merit. I GUESS THEY WERE WRONG!

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anonymous May 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm

The operative word is “temporarily”

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Bible Thumper May 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm

“According to multiple Harrell supporters who spoke with FITS on condition of anonymity, the Speaker is blasting Wilson for “abuse of office” in connection with his recent lawsuit against the federal government over the Savannah River Site.”
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/03/21/harrell-backers-slam-wilson-mox-lawsuit/#FZDm2ryeDZ0yuBqm.99

There jobs are safe for six additional months and they won’t be able to use construction money for cold standby.

The Obama will have to also has to remain in compliance with US – Russian treaty and Defense Authorization Act which requires an alternate plan before ending MOX. Any alternate plan will require Congressional funding.
WILSON 7
HARRELL 0

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Bible Thumper May 4, 2014 at 3:08 pm

“Multiple sources have confirmed to FITS that Harrell personally advanced both of the anti-Wilson bills to the floor of the S.C. House – engaging in an elaborate and preconceived ruse to disguise their intent.” This was an embarrassing failure.
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/04/16/bobby-harrell-scandal-moving-bills-forward/#c5bdUGjPfRyo0SVJ.99

Wilson 7
Harrell 0

“S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson scored a big victory this week … and so did South Carolinians who believe deliberations about the integrity of their public officials should be, well, public.”
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/03/21/judge-hearing-remove-wilson-must-public/#IcKolpyRhm8dmVL9.99

Wilson 14
Harrell 0

“According to multiple Harrell supporters who spoke with FITS on condition of anonymity, the Speaker is blasting Wilson for “abuse of office” in connection with his recent lawsuit against the federal government over the Savannah River Site.”

Wilson has delayed closing MOX by six months and the Obama Administration can’t use MOX money for standby shutdown and must come up with a Congressionally funded alternative first.
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/03/21/harrell-backers-slam-wilson-mox-lawsuit/#FZDm2ryeDZ0yuBqm.99

Wilson 21
Harrell 0

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Bible Thumper May 4, 2014 at 3:29 pm

“But what was Harrell’s role in moving these bills forward? He says he had no role, but according to our sources he played perhaps the most critical role of all – advancing the bills surreptitiously through the House chamber.”
This attempt was an embarrassing failure.
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/04/16/bobby-harrell-scandal-moving-bills-forward/#0hj6wTc13SUoDeLH.99

Wilson 7
Harrell 0

“S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson scored a big victory this week … and so did South Carolinians who believe deliberations about the integrity of their public officials should be, well, public.
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/03/21/judge-hearing-remove-wilson-must-public/#1YzOxmmQuAyUTrb3.99

Wilson 14
Harrell 0

“According to multiple Harrell supporters who spoke with FITS on condition of anonymity, the Speaker is blasting Wilson for “abuse of office” in connection with his recent lawsuit against the federal government over the Savannah River
Site.”
Wilson vindicated.
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/03/21/harrell-backers-slam-wilson-mox-lawsuit/#f0hfb2muskGhLOyu.99

Wilson 21
Harrell 0

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Eye N The Sky May 4, 2014 at 10:57 am

CHARLESTON (SC) – Bobby Harrell overhead referring to black people as “dumb niggas.”

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anonymous May 4, 2014 at 2:06 pm

The only thing we have here is a dumb prosecutor and his dumb legal advisors. It’s the same dumb legal advisors that pushed the Trikki case to the House ethics committee that set the pecedent in the first place, now the same legal advisors want a Grand Jury for Harrell for alleged “ethics” violations. Those dumb legal advisors are like a two headed monster, they can’t have it both ways.
The legal advisors for Trikki and Wilson are like dumb, dumb and dumber, and dumb and dumber-er. They must be being paid alot of $$$CASH to be that dumb.

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I See You May 4, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I am outside, looking at your front door, using my smart phone.

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I See You May 4, 2014 at 2:15 pm

I will be back by your door to leave you a present.

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anonymous May 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Nothing to say, do ya? Care to comment on Wilson and his dumb legal advisors perversion between the precedent setting Trikki case ruling and the Wilson Grand Jury Case for alleged “ethics” vioalations. I think it’s safe to say that his dumb legal advisors have a perverted mind.

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Pitchfork Bob May 4, 2014 at 11:48 am

This case is just another reason why South Carolinians need to demand term limits. Everyone goes into office with the best intentions but gets corrupted by the system within 5 terms. Bring on the pitchforks.

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Granite Halls May 4, 2014 at 9:12 pm

i was in a meeting recently with a former staffer for a previous Lt. Gov. The guy wrote press releases and speechess. He said the corruption begins day ONE!
We desperately need term limits, totally agree!

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Learn To Live With It May 4, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Three facts that FitsNews readers are going to have to face:
1.)Nikki Haley is going to be Re Elected
2.)Lindsay Graham is going to be Re Elected
3.)Bobby Harrell is still going to be Speaker next year

You may not like it,learn to live with it.

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Bible Thumper May 4, 2014 at 4:38 pm Reply
Mingus May 4, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Stop having sex with your hand, you creep.

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Harrell Is Gone May 4, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Your dementia is noted (and so is your ip address. We will be issuing subpoenas to you internet service provider for the complete disclosure related to your true identity).

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anonymous May 6, 2014 at 2:04 pm

The phantom “We”, the phantom “We will”, Scooter, the only wee wee you have is in your pants.

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anonymous May 6, 2014 at 2:06 pm

True and agreed, people are going to have to learn to live with it.

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Sharon May 4, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Dear God that pics says it all about this state….morons in charge Haley, Harrell and the rest of the buffoons in office..

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Want To Gamble, Do Ya? May 4, 2014 at 7:13 pm

If Circuit Court Judge Casey Manning remands the Harrell criminal matter to house ethics, warrants for obstruction of justice and criminal conspiracy will be issued for Manning’s arrest, et al (federal and state).

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anonymous May 4, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Your presumptions are ill conceived and pathetic, however, Harrell’s legal team has done a REALLY good job, unlike Alan Wilson’s legal team has done a horrible job with one misstep after another. SC AG Alan Wilson should report his legal team to the South Carolina Bar for disciplinary action for malpractice.

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anonymous May 5, 2014 at 8:09 am

The “South Carolina Bar” has no authority to do anything, but whatever Jean Toal says and whenever she decrees it. The South Carolina Supreme Court owns the South Carolina Bar under South Carolina Appellate Court Rule 410. The SC Supreme Court (Jean Toal) has complete discretion over attorney misconduct. South Carolina lawyers are the only professionals not granted rights of due process by statute in their professional disciplinary proceedings.

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Guero May 5, 2014 at 9:04 am

You really are a moron. Judge Manning knows the law. Rainey v Haley says it all.

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anonymous May 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Spot on… BAM! …BA-BAM! …BA-BA-BAM! …BA-BA-BAM! …

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Beach Man May 4, 2014 at 9:58 pm

So Harrell and his attorneys argue, that if he (Harrell) stood accused of molesting a 12 year old little girl, that the S.C. House Ethics Committee has exclusive jurisdiction.

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anonymous May 4, 2014 at 11:10 pm

What does that have to do with anything? The only thing we have here is a dumb prosecutor (SC AG) and his dumb legal advisors. It’s the same dumb legal advisors that pushed the Trikki case to the House ethics committee that set the precedent in the first place, now the same legal advisors want a Grand Jury for Harrell for alleged “ethics” violations. Those dumb legal advisors are like a two headed monster, they can’t have it both ways.The legal advisors for Trikki and Wilson are like dumb, dumb and dumber, and dumb and dumber-er. They must be being paid alot of $$$CASH to be that dumb.

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anonymous May 4, 2014 at 11:39 pm

Clinton Aide’s Son Faces Drug Charge

WASHINGTON — The son of Richard W. Riley, the former South Carolina governor named by President-elect Bill Clinton to oversee political appointments for the new Administration, was arrested Wednesday on federal cocaine and marijuana distribution charges. Richard W. Riley Jr., 33, was indicted Tuesday with 18 others in Greenville, S.C., by a federal grand jury on charges of distributing cocaine and marijuana and conspiring to possess the illicit drugs with the intent to distribute them.

The defendants, ranging in age from 16 to 47 years, were indicted after an investigation begun by the Greenville sheriff and police department in mid-1991, according to the FBI in Columbia, S.C. The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force in the area, a combination of local, state and federal units that focuses on larger, more complicated narcotics cases, took over the investigation last December.

http://articles.latimes.com/1992-11-19/news/mn-965_1_roger-clinton

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anonymous May 4, 2014 at 11:56 pm

GREENVILLE – One day after former Gov. Dick Riley began his work to shape President-elect Bill Clinton’s administration, Riley’s son, 33-year-old Richard W. Riley Jr., was arraigned Wednesday on a federal drug conspiracy charge. The younger Riley is one of 26 people indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on a charge they conspired as early as 1981 to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute marijuana and cocaine. Former Gov. Riley, …”Richard has had some difficult times. As an adult, he has had to face the consequences of his actions. As my son, he knows how much his mother and I love him and will continue to support him in every way that we can,” …A friend of the Riley family, said it was a “big disappointment” to the former governor and his wife, Tunky, to learn that Richard Jr. was accused of being mixed up in drugs. again. He said the Rileys knew the eldest of their four children once had a drug problem. But he said they thought he had been “living clean” for the past few years. A federal grand jury indicted the 26 defendants Tuesday under seal, meaning the information was kept from the public until defendants started surrendering or were arrested. U.S. Magistrate William M. Catoe Jr. made the indictment and the names of 18 defendants public after those 18 were arraigned. The other names will remain under seal until they have been arrested or surrender. An FBI news release Wednesday states that the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and the Greenville City Police Department started the investigation in mid-1991. They turned the probe over to the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force in December 1991. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Hawley said during arraignments that defendants could face a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life behind bars. A conviction also could include a fine of up to $4 million. Hawley told Catoe that the government accuses the defendants of handling more than 11 pounds of cocaine and several hundred pounds of marijuana during the course of the conspiracy. One of the other defendants in the case, Brian Lyle McSwain, 26, of Greenville is a former Greenville city police officer. Others who had been arrested include: Benny L. Fuller, 47; Robert Andrew Fields, of Taylors; Albert Rudolph Fields, of Greenville; Marvin Lee McAfee, 31, of Greenville; George Syracuse Jr., 47, of Greenville; Mark James Petropoulos, 32, of Taylors; Andrew Page Ballard, 45, of Greenville; Terry Lee Moore, 36, of Taylors; Buddy Thomas Deshields, 41, of Greenville; William Leroy Gainey Jr. 41, of Greenville; William Michael Joseph, 40, of Greenville; Jeannie McKissick Cartee, 36, of Greenville; Mike Manos, 34, of Greenville; Tommy Wayne Rogers, 44, of Greenville; John Clyde Henderson III, 44, of Simpsonville, and Mary Frances Hall Delk Coleman, 43, of Taylors.

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??? May 5, 2014 at 12:08 am

This is kinda wild in that during 1981 Richard Riley was either 0 or -1 years old, by 1991, he and many of the people metnioned were between 8-14 years old? Some explanatory info seems to be missing?

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