What The “Lexington Ring” Bust Really Means … Bad News For Bobby

READING BETWEEN THE LINES … AS DIRECTED This week’s long-awaited indictment of Lexington County (S.C.) Sheriff James Metts and several other figures connected to his “Lexington Ring” cabal was eminently newsworthy.  Most people in South Carolina figured this scandal – like most every scandal in the notoriously corrupt Palmetto State…


This week’s long-awaited indictment of Lexington County (S.C.) Sheriff James Metts and several other figures connected to his “Lexington Ring” cabal was eminently newsworthy.  Most people in South Carolina figured this scandal – like most every scandal in the notoriously corrupt Palmetto State – would be swept under the rug.

The fact it wasn’t is big news … and good news.

But is there another, even bigger story hiding within the joint state-federal “bust” of this glorified local mafia?

Yes … if state and federal prosecutors who spoke with FITS on condition of anonymity are to be believed (and we have no reason not to believe them).

Mere hours after the indictments were issued, we received a phone call from a source familiar with the investigation.  This source asked us to closely examine the language of the press statements issued simultaneously this week by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Columbia, S.C. and the office of S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson. Specifically, we were told to look at the similarities in the direct quotes attributed to the lead prosecutors in those statements.

The source then asked us to follow up with the federal and state prosecutors in both offices to get their take on those similarities.

First let’s look at the statements …

“Public corruption at any level will not be tolerated,” U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said in his remarks.  “These indictments are a product of a new team at the United States Attorney’s Office whose goal is to use an unprecedented level of cooperation with state and federal agencies in routing out public corruption and returning public trust to the people.”


We’ll assume he meant to say “rooting.”

Anyway, now let’s look at the statement issued at the state level.

“These indictments are the product of close cooperation among the Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, SLED, the FBI and other agencies,” Wilson said. “This ongoing federal and state partnership demonstrates our commitment to prosecuting public corruption wherever it is found.”

Hmmmm … okay.

For those of you educated in government-run South Carolina schools (and thus unhip to “main idea thinking”), both statements reference close cooperation (or “unprecedented” cooperation, according to the feds) as well as a desire to “rout out” corruption at any level, or according to Wilson “wherever it is found.”

At least those were the two similarities called to our attention …

What do these similarities mean, though?

“It’s called sending a message,” one source close to the investigation told us.

Okay … but to whom?

According to state and federal prosecutors who spoke with us on background (not for attribution), the language of the statements was intended for two individuals: S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell (who is currently facing a statewide grand jury investigation run by Wilson) and S.C. chief justice Jean Toal (whose court will decide next week whether Wilson’s investigation into Harrell can proceed).

Harrell knows the message was for him, too.

In fact we’re told he abruptly bolted the floor of the S.C. House shortly after the statements were issued – having been tipped off that he needed to read the language for himself.

Sources close to the Speaker tell FITS he turned pale upon reading the language …

The possibility of federal and state coordination in the Harrell investigation would obviously be a seismic development in this ongoing probe – and would seem to provide weight to what Wilson told us last month in the wake of a questionable state circuit court decision to shut down his probe.

“This is not the final determination,” Wilson told us at the time, referring to the circuit court ruling. “There are quite a few avenues we can use to effectuate justice.  There are plenty of tools in the toolbox and we are going to use every single one at our disposal. All options are on the table.”

Our prosecutorial sources also reminded us that Nettles and his staffers have been in attendance at multiple state-level Harrell hearings – although this is the first time any coordination between the U.S. Attorney’s office and the S.C. Attorney General’s office in relation to the Harrell probe has been suggested.

Obviously we will keep our ears to the ground and continue to keep a very close eye on this ongoing investigation …

Harrell and Wilson are set to appear before the S.C. Supreme Court on June 24 to argue the merits of their respective positions.  Wilson will argue that his grand jury probe of Harrell is a criminal investigation that should be permitted to continue, while attorneys for Harrell will claim that the powerful Speaker is guilty only of ethics violations – which are the exclusive purview of the S.C. House of Representatives.

The outcome of that decision could wind up having a tremendous impact on the balance of power in the Palmetto State …

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Just another guy June 19, 2014 at 11:05 am

Operation lost trust 2, but this time the sequel will be better. Both lawmakers and Judges. Get out the brooms boys, time to sweep this crap out of here.

Operation Weed Out As Started June 19, 2014 at 3:36 pm

It is going to happen … Expect Harrell to be federally indicted. Nettles would be a fool to play on the other side of the fence, now.

CorruptionInColumbia June 19, 2014 at 11:07 am

Damn, Will! You know how to put a smile on our faces! Hope is one of the things we all need and cannot continue to live without and you just gave us a heaping hand full of it. Talking with other friends, the comment, “this is going to be BIG” keeps coming up. I hope this thing goes far and wide. I would still love to see Charlie Austin and Coble on TV wearing orange with silver bracelets. I guess that is hoping for too much, but who knows?

Torch June 19, 2014 at 12:06 pm

With T-bone Benjamin bringing up the rear.

junior justice June 19, 2014 at 3:20 pm

msg/12.54.ass/holes — Dear Mailer, your message was misdirected to ‘Fitsnews’ but has now been rerouted to the proper recipient ‘GrandTango’

John Boy June 19, 2014 at 11:13 am

Man, I hope this happens.

Yeah, Yeah June 19, 2014 at 11:16 am

Even if it ends up being “Operation Lost Trust 2”, who’s gonna fill the void left behind by this batch of criminals?

Another batch, that’s who. Tis the nature of government, you chumps.

The FBI is as crooked as the pols they are investigating, in fact, if any of said head hunters were subjected to the same investigations they’d come out with shit all over themselves too.

Cap'n Crunch June 19, 2014 at 11:30 am

Crooked politicians are like snacks in a vending machine. One falls, one steps up to take its place.

Just another guy June 19, 2014 at 11:33 am

Well, if this does happen, I hope it would give us the big push to have the governor nominate the Judges and Senate confirm with terms going for x amount of years. Take some of the power from the General Assembly.

Yeah, Yeah June 19, 2014 at 11:35 am

Term limits in every single gov’t position in existence would probably help a little, but you also risk those getting into office just being more reckless in their use of power to gain personal wealth for the shorter time they are in…

Really, you just have to get rid of much government as possible IMO, it’s the only solution I see. More “fixes” that try to fix an inherently corrupt system isn’t gonna cut it.

Thomas June 19, 2014 at 8:15 pm

For the FBI to allow Obama a security clearance on a bogus SSN and forged BC says it all.

Arpaio, a 33 year retired G-Man, Sheriff of Maricopa County, says his forensics shows a forged BC and the FBI does nothing?

I won’t even bother with reminding them Michelle is a he-she. The First He/She’s ring finger is longer than its index finger…that is a male trait! I say count the First He/She’s ribs! What a waste of Academy training.

CorruptionInColumbia June 19, 2014 at 11:19 am

I wish they could file charges and make arrests on the thousands of criminally stupid voters who voted Harrell and Slimehouse back into office, despite the stuff about them that is common knowledge.

Yep! June 19, 2014 at 11:24 am

Solid proof that Democracy doesn’t work.

CorruptionInColumbia June 19, 2014 at 12:11 pm

I know. For a long time, I have groaned at our efforts to bring Democracy to places like the Middle East and worse, knowing that these people have always been incapable of governing themselves and likely always will be. Then I look at what we do, and it hits me that we are not much different.

CNSYD June 19, 2014 at 11:30 am

The difficulty with “common knowledge” is that it is not all that common.

jimlewisowb June 19, 2014 at 11:32 am

Word down at the Git ‘n Go is that Bobby, who is a watt or 2 brighter than Frog Metts, will soon announce that due to some personal issues he will resign from the Legislature to spend more time with his family

The Feds and the Woodchuck will file away the case on Bobby provided he stays the hell out of Columbia and he squares his Campaign account with the State Ethics Commission

If anyone cares to read more details, such can be found on the backwall of stall #2

But then again... June 19, 2014 at 12:48 pm

At this point if he is guilty of the accusations then he will probably be facing the IRS at a minimum. Regardless of his method of escape.

Really? June 19, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Is that how it went down when Nikki admitted publicly that she under reported her income from LMC?

But then again.... June 19, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Point taken.

Thomas June 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

The one that says “for a good time call Fits News”? Your commission is still active, why not you as Sheriff of Lexington County taking names and kicking ass?

Cap'n Crunch June 19, 2014 at 11:37 am

If you’re gonna be snarky, be right.

Definition of ROUT
transitive verb
1: a : to disorganize completely : demoralize
b : to put to precipitate flight
c : to defeat decisively or disastrously
2: to drive out : dispel

Will Folks aka Sic June 19, 2014 at 2:55 pm

You wanna play grammer Nazi me? Fine, let’s play … I’m not disputing “rout” but merely questing the context in which it was used. In the sentence quoted above, “rout” makes sense. “Rout out,” however, does not. Of course the U.S. Attorney’s office also believes “Sherriff” is spelled with two “R’s” as opposed to one, but hey … I will let you address that in your follow-up comment.

jimlewisowb June 19, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Hey skippy – maybe they should type all their press releases on your blog prior to release to make sure their spelling is correct

No doubt the same federal gremlin who ate up all those IRS emails also destroyed the spell check feature over at the US Attorney’s Office

well-i-am into it June 19, 2014 at 5:24 pm

This “rout out” “rooting out” seems to be the big theme for those wanting to raise their profile in this election cycle. McMaster just released his campaign ad, and he too is in the fray of Rooting out corruption…errr opportunistic, dont you think, when his office has no such powers or clout. The other reality side of the picture…. McMaster is busy working out a plea deal for Goldfinch with federal prosecutors. Wanna think about “rooting out corruption” again, McMaster?

Roger Dalton June 20, 2014 at 6:19 am

I can’t believe YOU are commenting on proper spelling. Idiot .

jimlewisowb June 20, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Hey peckerhead , YOU misspelled Idiot

Yo Momma June 20, 2014 at 10:53 am

Comma after Skippy, no hyphen capitol “S” on Skippy, Capitol “M” on Maybe, period after “correct” run-on sentence that is grammatically incorrect. US is U.S. (United States) and a period after Office. Why don’t you stop being such a hypocritical asshole?

jimlewisowb June 20, 2014 at 11:13 am

Hypocritical you say – well ain’t that just dandy advice coming from a Yo

Just for the record are you,
a Lexington Yo
a Columbia Yo
a Charleston Yo

If you would be so kind as to provide the location where you do your Yoing, I’m sure GT would be interested in sampling your diseased wares since he has just turned into a Yo milking his blog on this site

Cap'n Crunch June 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm

So your complaint is that it’s wrong to act as a grammar Nazi towards one who is being a grammar Nazi? But let’s press on.

President Bush Welcomes President Preval of Haiti to the White House
Washington, DC
May 8, 2007
Released by the White House
Office of the Press Secretary
4:45 P.M. EDT

PRESIDENT BUSH: I appreciate very much the President of Haiti joining us here in the Oval Office. Mr. President, welcome. I thank you for your courage. I thank you for having one of the toughest jobs in the world, and that is to bring prosperity and security to your country.
While there is still a lot of work to be done, there’s progress being made on a variety of fronts. The security situation is improving somewhat, and the United States supports the U.N. mission in Haiti. The economy is improving, inflation is down, exports are up. Yet, there’s still a lot of work to be done. And, Mr. President, I praise your efforts on establishing rule of law and routing out corruption.

Bush’s speechwriter at the time was William McGurn, former chief editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal. But you’re probably still right.

guest June 20, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Another definition of the verb “rout” = cut a groove, or any pattern not extending to the edges, in (a wooden or metal surface).

Thus, if one likened the universe of public servants to a piece of plywood, and likened the subset of corrupt public servants to a certain section in that piece of plywood, then the metaphor of “routing out” a circle (or a square or whatever) section of the plywood, using a saw or whatever… maybe that’s what they’re talking about.

jimlewisowb June 20, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Like the train of thought

Explains the posts by peckerwoods Yo Momma and Roger Dalton

Gregory Geddings June 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm

I cut my finger last year using my router. Is that the same thing or sumthin’ else? And…what did they call Capt. Hook before he lost his hand? Capt. Hand?

Guido Sarducci July 22, 2014 at 6:35 pm

too funny!

junior justice June 19, 2014 at 11:47 am

just watchin’ and waitin’……..

Amy June 19, 2014 at 11:47 am

Now if they will just go aftet Haley for ethics violations that she has been commuting since she has been in office.

CNSYD June 19, 2014 at 11:56 am


obviouspunpointer June 19, 2014 at 1:21 pm

…while they ROUT out corruption

GrandTango June 19, 2014 at 11:48 am

And I also understand, if you keep your eye on the center spine of a pine cone, while spinning it, you’ll see the lair of a leprechaun.

LMAO..I got dizzy trying to follow that convoluted Bull-$#!*…FITS’ makes byzantine look like a pastel.

FITS, just try being honest about what WE ALL know…instead of trying to be too cute by half, because some janitor at the county jail, spoke on the condition of anonymity, and the promise of a 6-pk. of 40s.

Of course I’m sure if there is some kooky-conspiracy, you and Boz, both Speedo-clad, will route it out…errrr….root it out…Hahahaha…

car 54 where are you??? June 19, 2014 at 1:22 pm

LMAO!!! Wonder if Boz will wear the same stained, size 8x bowling shirt AKA Big Lebowski with those Speedo’s that he wore at a Myrtle Beach City Council meeting a few years when he stood up and asked the mayor of MB to resign , apparently stuttering , stammering and sweating profusely while being laughed out of the room while another ‘kooky’ scheme/conspiracy was dismissed by the citizens of a community that the ‘fly’ tries to hold hostage with his insane and bizarre conspiracy theories?

Buz Martin June 19, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Holy shit, Thumper! Is GT the top and you the bottom, or what? You cheating on Pawleys Island Tom again? For shame, for shame!

mark June 19, 2014 at 11:49 am

Hey Bobby….see ya, wouldn’t wanna be ya. Dante’s Inferno is beckoning.

Time for Scooter June 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Scooter, scooter, blah blah blah scooter scooter – where is asshole anonymous now?

neighbor June 19, 2014 at 11:54 am

Bobby’s status has now changed from F#CKER to F#uckee.

Elephant Shitsweeper June 19, 2014 at 11:59 am

It’s a simple fact: the only time any justice is ever done in government circles in SC is when the Feds are involved.

With all the talk about cleaning up government that stems from Republican bullshit talk it’s finally left up to a Democrat appointed US Attorney to begin sweeping shit from the elephant cages.

Oh the irony, indeed.

Jamie Crater June 19, 2014 at 1:33 pm

The only sad thing about your statement is who will address the Feds. They are more corrupt than the state and Eric Holder will not allow them to be touched!

G'ville Guy June 19, 2014 at 12:01 pm

I live in Greenville. I stay in Columbia for business. “Government guys” often stay there and we talk sports, investments, current affairs, etc at the breakfast bar. I finally saw a badge, and realized they were FBI white collar crime types. Thinking back on the conversations, they were always interested in the Retirement Systems. Very interested.
I don’t know much about these things, but if I were a betting man, I would bet the Retirement System is the target.

CorruptionInColumbia June 19, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Thank You!!!! That makes me feel a lot better. Hopefully Nikki and Greg Ryberg get something from this, before long.

Princess Linda June 19, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Really, you feel a lot better! Please explain in what way. I cannot understand why you feel a lot better. The FBI white collar crimes types are sitting in the bar with you, listening to you, getting your information and making a case. Curt, you are next! They plant stuff .. in your teeth, in your arm, in your eyeballs.. Curt, You are next

CorruptionInColumbia June 19, 2014 at 8:19 pm

If they go after Greg Ryberg and the other cruds who have tried to rip off the SC Retirement System (and therefore the retirees, past, present, and future), it should be a happy day for anyone but the ones who are doing wrong. I seriously doubt that Mr Loftis is doing anything wrong, but IF (and that’s a big IF) he is, then he deserves what he gets.

Princess Linda June 19, 2014 at 7:21 pm

… and let me add, if I may: I am a slut.

CorruptionInColumbia June 19, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Well, in that case, perhaps we could get together for dinner some time. We’ll just have to make a point not to discuss politics.

Julian June 20, 2014 at 7:07 pm

HeHeHe, Curt is posting on Fits, using computers provided by the government and on tax payers time. HeHeHe

Guest June 19, 2014 at 1:27 pm

From what I’ve heard they may be very interested in the sweet heart deal Loftis worked out for his friend and personal lawyer. Heard that a group of Retirees are furious that Loftis didn’t pursue the case like the Florida pension plan did and are demanding an investigation. Who knows, there is enough graft and corruption in the midlands to keep a posse busy.

Lady Susan June 19, 2014 at 6:22 pm

You are correct! Loftis gave his friend 2mill, for nothing. The retirees lost millions because Loftis is too stupid to understand the issues. Never learn because he cannot learn. Loftis, you are next. The Feds are after you! The FBI white collar crime types are after YOU! You don’t need to think back Curt, you are the target! Yes, sir, YOU, are the target!

sammy June 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Incompetence is not corruption. Stupidity is its own reward.

Thomas June 19, 2014 at 8:19 pm

What Suzie does not mention, it is perfectly legal for the Treasurer to apponit lawyers for legal work…even friends…and they get a percentage. Think McMaster and the tobacco settlement.

Guest June 19, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Loftis’ friend and personal Attorney got a lot more than the standard fee he would have received under the original agreement. Loftis personally negotiated the attorney fees based on what appears to be inflated estimates of the value of the contract. No matter how you look at it, the settlement seems to be good for the attorneys but not so good for retirees.

Philip Branton June 19, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Come on Mr. Wil Folks…… you not think that your readers understand informative leverage…?

Does New Jersey/New York have a port authority like Charleston..? How is “Bridge Gate” like “Top Gun flames”….?

How does someone send a message to a New Jersey “big whig”..!? That’s right…by sending a message to a South Carolina “Big Cock”…!!!

Wil…….if a guy in Tampa can fly a drone over Toyotas in “oil Country” …do you dare tell your readers how an AT&T network wonk can send a message to “Elliott Ness”..!?

There is a quote by Lindsey Graham this past weekend that everyone thinks that was directed at President Obama…in reality, he was talking to BOBBY HARRELL and Glenn McConnell and a clean up crew for Exxon/Mobil at “Magnolia Paradise”..!!

…all politics are LOCAL and the actions by our state’s politicians have clear and present danger to men and women and children on the frontlines…!!!

Civil SERVANTS across our state are LIVID….!!!!!!

Bobby Harrell can take that 900 Million BOEING stunt and shove it where the Algae Bio-fuel production…… don’t SHINE…!!!!

( I drove my son across the Isle of Palms connector last night and ask him to guess how many Wind Turbines could be put up over the marsh to honor our DEAD heroes who have DIED for oil….!!!!

Bobby Harrell………guess what he told me………?)

GrandTango June 19, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Philip you have got to come to work for me. Your style of writing is so crystal clear. You will be the asset I need to put Fits News in its place which is the garbage can of journalism history.

Please say yes.

Philip Branton June 20, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Grand Tango……..(I’ll bite .. ** no pun intended**)

What would like for me to write about in my first offering for your media empire…?

…purely as a gift…..(heart warmingly)

ThunderStruck June 19, 2014 at 12:06 pm

He “turned pale upon reading the language”…..wahahahahaha poor thing!
And at that very moment he began to think of his way out and realized there isn’t one, it’s just a matter of time. The Fed’s are on a roll!

CorruptionInColumbia June 19, 2014 at 12:08 pm

I wonder if the stress will make those herpes lesions above his upper lip go active.

ThunderStruck June 19, 2014 at 12:13 pm

He was probably feeling that as he “bolted from the floor of the South Carolina House”!

He'll be someone's bitch June 19, 2014 at 2:11 pm

The herpes may end up being a blessing if he ends up in the slammer, well, only when it comes to being forced to give blowjobs I guess….they’ll just wear his ass out instead.

you know me June 19, 2014 at 3:22 pm

F#cker soon to be f#ckee!

Native Ink June 19, 2014 at 9:15 pm

They better wear double-strength condoms. I don’t think even a hardened criminal wants whatever is in those pus sacks.

Philip Branton June 19, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Ya know……….what if Bobby Harrell resigned and then went to work for the “FITS news” network..????

We wonder how many advertisers and sponsors he could bring with him..?

Talk about a counter move on a leveraged battlefield..!!!

How would this move actually put Jim DeMint in a headlock over at the Heritage “golf course”..? How would Tom Davis reward this effort via Mark Sanford..?

GrandTango June 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Philip would you like to write for my blog? You would bring a level of coherence to my site that is currently lacking. Your concise and intelligent commentary would help me to beat Fits News in the Columbia alternative news market.

Do you know anything about gay sex? If so that will be a big plus for you as a member of my staff.

jimlewisowb June 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm

didn’t you mean “on” not “of”

GrandTango June 19, 2014 at 12:14 pm

I have started a new blog and hope that you will all come over to my blog and spend time over there so I can make Fits News think I am better than they are.

As my blog grows, I will include helpful and cultural articles such as, “How To Suck A Cock The Right Way”, as well as “Why Anal Sex With A Well Hung Man Need Not Be Painful”. I will give you a hint from the latter article. It has to do with letting many men with smaller penises take you from behind first. This wears the sphincter out and loosens it up so that in time you can take Ron Jeremy and not flinc

Bible Thumper June 19, 2014 at 12:24 pm

But you will continue to post comments here?

GrandTango June 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm

I will. Somebody will need to keep you f#$%ing liberal-tarians in your place so that you don’t infect the minds of others with your liberal Obama worship and stupidity.

Bible Thumper June 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm


Smirks June 19, 2014 at 12:33 pm

As my blog grows

*stifled laughter*

GrandTango June 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Laugh all you like Smirky man. My blog is cutting edge. I am presently working on a story about how a man’s diet affects the flavor of his semen. Since you know nothing about quality writing and journalism perhaps you would like to volunteer to be one of the subjects who varies their diet and lets me taste the results. That’s about all you liberal-tarians are good for.

Tango on aisle 3 June 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Show your ugly mug you bastard and stop hiding. I want to see the face of insanity.

Fat Greg Dulli June 19, 2014 at 1:12 pm

The ladies tell me to eat more pineapple and less asparagus, end of article.

GrandTango June 19, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Typical answer from a liberal-tarian. This is about what it tastes like to a man not a woman. Real men have a different taste when it comes to cum. Women want those fruity flavors and all but a man wants cum to taste like cum.

Gregory Geddings June 19, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Link, Will, we need a link…

GrandTango June 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm

And my name’s not Will.

(-)?(-) June 19, 2014 at 7:12 pm

taste of semen, some thing you have experience at. Are you listed on the sexual registry, too?

Bible Thumper June 19, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Sounds like a cross between a soap opera and a fifties “B” horror movie.

GrandTango June 19, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Hata’s gone hate…LMAO…

D@*n that Free SPEECH…ESPECIALLY if it attacks your gods in the liberal party, or has a an idea that varies from the propaganda your lords at the DNC, the NYT or the white house feed you…Jhahaha..

Sandi Morals June 19, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Free Speech? I see they have ‘hijacked’ your s/n in an attempt to silence the brilliant one!
Consider it a badge of honor that the filthy,OWS types that support muslim Obama , the DNC and this nations enemies on FITS are focused on playing Elmer Fudd and Eddie Haskell in order to suppress the truth.

Will Folks aka Sic June 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Medication, man, medication. Take some.

My Blog? June 19, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Your dementia is noted.

Lady Susan June 19, 2014 at 7:50 pm

We do not need you. We are not in fucking ass and how to suck a cock the right way. You are sick. get lost. You need to be put away. I cannot stand you. A lost cause…Anal sex is not my taste and this does not add to any discussion on this site. GrandTango, you make me want to vomit. Fits, do we need anal sex on this site? Really, anal sex with a well hung Man need not be painful? Sick, Curt, go away. Curtis Loftis, a very sick man… FBI after him..

Squishy123 June 19, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Let’s see, your reputation here is utterly dog shit, and you come here asking people to go to your blog where we get to read nothing but your pure stupidity?

anonymous June 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Toal is burning up her cell phone connections to Bill Nettles as we speak. She is dodging, weaving, lying and deceiving every direction to cover all she has directed, approved and bragged about the past 10 years. She can’t deliver on all the promises she has made to so many here, but she is doing her damn best to come through for them. Surely, the Feds have more sense than what they are showing so far.

Just another guy June 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm

I am sure she is 3 sheets to the wind by now, if not more. I wonder how the conversation is going.

Thanks Will June 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

FITS – you are coming through on these after all. While not imminent, things do not always happen at the pace we would like. But, there is progress after all so JOB WELL DONE. Your cred just ticked up a couple of notches. Unfortunately, you have just regained a portion of the cred you lose each time you mention that faggot from the low country whose name I will omit. Please stick to the good stuff. If you have to cash-flow by taking money from special interests just take it from those with serious policy issues that they are trying to see implemented.

Again, good job. Let’s hope this thing plays out and more indictments surface.

Mike at the Beach June 19, 2014 at 4:02 pm

I like it! “He whose name must not be spoken!” Sort of a Harry Potter thing…

Jamie Crater June 19, 2014 at 1:31 pm

This reminds of of the days of Jack Lindsay and John Rogers!

HD June 19, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I’d love for someone to post exactly what it is they think Harrell has done that will result in criminal charges. It will have to be something significantly worse than misreporting/poor record keeping around his travel reimbursements. So, what is it?

HD HD June 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm

I liked to know the attorney’s name you intend to retain for your representation.

HD June 19, 2014 at 4:42 pm

I am an attorney but, more importantly, I have no need to hire one. I’m simply wondering whether any of the folks here who are predicting indictments and convictions and prison, etc., have any factual basis for those predictions. In all of the various threads about Harrell, I have only seen specific reference to his failure to properly report/document travel reimbursements from his campaign account. While I suppose one could argue that even those technical violations could be criminal, I don’t think anyone expects an indictment based solely on that. So, what else is there? Or are you all just huffing and puffing?

Get it? June 19, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Huffing and Puffing of course.

Dont you get it?

Thats what this site is all about!

Rules Of Professional Conduct June 19, 2014 at 7:16 pm

You are not an attorney. You are just fucked up.

Hey Now June 19, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.

HD June 19, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Licensed in Florida for 32 years and SC for 25. But you didn’t answer my question.

Linda The Slut June 19, 2014 at 7:20 pm

You can answer to a court of law. See you soon, fool.

HD June 19, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Don’t know who you think I am, but you are clearly mistaken – and stupid. I’ll ignore you now.

Princess Linda June 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm

… while I ignore you, I will play with myself while looking at photos of my no tell lover, Bobby Harrell.

HD June 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm

I will join you.

HD June 19, 2014 at 7:57 pm

That’s some real clever stuff – using my screen name. Pretty juvenile.

HD Is Full Of It June 19, 2014 at 7:47 pm


Operation Weed Out Has Started June 19, 2014 at 3:34 pm

If they refuse to take Harrell down, all I can say it this …. the entire state will be turned upside down – and those protecting Harrell (like Jean Toal) will all still end up behind bars. But the fact is, there will be dozens of more corrupt cronies in this state joining them. The attorney from Charleston is not the only one who sent letters to the DOJ in Washington, DC demanding federal investigations with oversight from outside the state. There are reportedly dozens of letters that the DOJ received about Harrell – Manning – Toal, et al.

Operation Weed Out Has Started June 19, 2014 at 3:41 pm

One of the things that is going to come out of all of this is, SC Supreme Ct Chief Justice has been, in part, sitting in her office and sitting on the bench while under the effects of alcohol.

junior justice June 20, 2014 at 6:07 am

If confirmed that is so, then how would that affect cases she has ruled on together with other related matters? What would the blowback be, if any? Or would all rulings stand as is?

Spy vs Spy June 19, 2014 at 4:03 pm

The 526 Boondoggle …..SCDOT Commissioners…..Charleston County Council …. Land Developers conducting business in Charleston County …. take notice. Many of you, your days of freedom are likely coming to an end. Destroy your hard drives? pfftttt! ,,,, Its too late for that. Besides, you are all oblivious anyways.

Native Ink June 19, 2014 at 9:12 pm

You read my mind. I would love for the investigators to swing down to Charleston. You’re right about them being oblivious too. Those guys practically admit their corruption in public. They brag about it. It will be a great day when all their crooked dealings are dragged out into the sunlight.

Thomas June 19, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Oh smart one, the key operative phrases are joint investigation and ongoing investigations. All I can say is Hufg K. Leatherman (POS-Florence) on the up and up? The Massey Speech was very telling.

CorruptionInColumbia June 19, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Thomas, I was wondering about that, too. Has Jimmy turned in his sidearms, shotguns, rifles, and other weapons belonging to Lexington County? What about that expensive encrypted radio or radios?

What is the law on him having his personal firearms at this time? What would the law be for any one of us with such charges hanging over our heads?

easterndumbfuckastan June 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

I’m sure he’s going to do the same thing G. Gordan Liddy did with his firearms, they all “belong” to Mrs. Liddy. (LOL). As to his equipment, I’m sure that’s all still in his possession unless McCarty went over and collected it all himself because no employee of the department is going to do that until they know the outcome of the case. It’s completely possible that Jimmy “The Frog” Metts will be back on the job anywhere from 3 days to 1 year from now if he cuts the right deal or beats it in court.

Thomas June 19, 2014 at 8:28 pm

To win in court, they will have to move the trial. If he plea bargains down to a 250,000 fine, he still pleads guilty. Federal jury trials with corrupt Sheriff’s are hard to win I would think, even in a federal court house away from his county.

easterndumbfuckastan June 19, 2014 at 8:36 pm

I agree and I don’t think this will ever see a trial, but from the perspective of the deputy sent to collect his equipment, there is still too much uncertainty to go pick it up. I’m sure most of them would rather quit than go pick up Jimmy’s stuff. Too dangerous, you could end up dead or worse.

I think Metts might do better with a trial in LexCo though if it goes that far. Lot’s of the “church” people over there love them some Jimmy. I’m sure he’d get at least one or two on the jury that could provide a hung jury if not an outright acquittal.

CorruptionInColumbia June 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm

So true. There are plenty of gullible idiots over here who would vote for him right now.

Book IT June 20, 2014 at 7:58 am


easterndumbfuckastan June 20, 2014 at 10:35 am

It’s not likely but if you were the deputy sent for retrieval duties would you take the risk? That’s my point.

Buz Martin June 19, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Holy shit! Looks like some major swamp drainage in the works.

idiotwind June 19, 2014 at 5:42 pm

why is Fits suddenly fond of federal ‘intrusion’ in cackalacky? the people of this state have approved of slimy corrupt windbags in election after election. the state already has an investigative police force. why does Fits approve of the redundant federal agency? is it because most of Fits’ beliefs aint been thought all the way out?

Guido Sarducci June 19, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Wilson may be more a part of the problem than the solution. Stay tuned….

CorruptionInColumbia June 19, 2014 at 6:28 pm

I will believe he is going to do good when I see it completed. It is hard to imagine him going against Papa Joe’s good buddies like Metts, Knotts, and the rest of the merry band of cruds.

Brain Damaged Alchoholics Suck June 19, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Somebody please remind Jean Toal know, that booze is not allowed in prison.

CorruptionInColumbia June 19, 2014 at 8:09 pm

What about the RWF “country club” Federal prisons?

Edgar June 19, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Except Lexington and 7 other county jails in South Carolina……

Gregory Geddings June 19, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Not a word on this from Lowcountry TV-2, 4, or 5. TV-2 did post a story about a soccer loving family in Brazil which has 14 members with six fingers on each hand. Now that’s real news Mr. Folks! When are you going to score a major scoop like that?

Z-Tac Heckler June 19, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Sounds like a photoshop opportunity!

Gregory Geddings June 20, 2014 at 8:44 am

Way too busy right now harassing the no-good, low-down lying sack of shit CEO of the Goodwill franchise here in the Lowcountry. I call him Lyin’ Bob Smith. Local media stooges give this asshole a pass. He could be spotted tossing newborns at alligators in the Goose Creek Reservoir and his buddy Tom Crawford from WCIV would be standing on the bank cheering him on.

Lyin’ Bob hired his idiot son at a huge salary and appears to be grooming him to take over the family business. What a dolt this nasty little peckerwood is. He brags on his Linkedin account that he got his degree online from Kaplan U. and that his previous job was at Frankie’s Fun Park. I heard a nasty rumor that his duties there included dislodging fat kids from the water slide. Sounds like real executive material.

Now he’s making money hand over fist working for daddy.

Eye Spy June 19, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Hey LQQK ….. Gedney Howe’s cronies are reading the thread!

Cossawhatchie Cam June 19, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Meanwhile, the 2 poor FBI agents sentenced to Jasper County, SC and investigating their Superintendent of Schools’ commingling of funds (stealing) are begging, pleading, crying and in the fetal position as they requests any other assignment in any semi-civilized part of the world than where they are now. Those 2 must be the two who tried to bring to Bill Nettles’ attention that his loyalty to and covering of Jean Toal’s shenanigans is going to be his downfall.

Take An Oath June 19, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Former and present Bobby Harrell employees to testify against him? …. The Supreme Court shielded public employees from being punished or fired if they testify in court against their superiors, ruling Thursday that the 1st Amendment protects those who tell the truth and reveal corruption.

Native Ink June 19, 2014 at 9:03 pm

It’s about time the Feds were brought in. Obviously if the legislative and judicial branches are conspiring to hide corruption and gut the authority of the executive branch (Wilson), then the Feds have to come in.

Bully Bobby Boy Go Bye Bye June 19, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Suspended Lexington County Sheriff James Metts is scheduled to appear in court July 1 for arraignment on federal charges of accepting bribes and abuse of his office.

The hearing, tentatively set for 10 a.m., will be before U.S. Magistrate Shiva Hodges, according to officials at the clerk of court’s office.

No proceedings are scheduled yet for former Lexington town councilman Danny Frazier and restaurant owner Greg Leon, according to James Parks, clerk of court for the State Grand Jury. Both face state charges of bribing Metts, so illegal immigrants taken into custody could return to their jobs at Leon’s restaurants.

Source: The State News

Wisdom To See Through You June 19, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Many spiritual traditions recognize that when the dark one appears s/he is most beautiful, most wonderful and most engaging. The truth only comes out later.

Wisdom To See Through You June 19, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Psychopathy is a psychological condition based on well-established diagnostic criteria, which include lack of remorse and empathy, a sense of grandiosity, superficial charm, conning and manipulative behavior, and refusal to take responsibility for one’s actions, among others; just like Bobby Harrell.

Wisdom To See Through You June 19, 2014 at 10:01 pm

The sociopath, like Harrell, has a lack of conscience. No remorse, guilt or shame for their actions. Because of this, they can easily lie to you. Can stare right into your face and lie. if you look closely there are the signs that this person is lying, but you quickly put these thoughts to the back of your mind.

Queen Jean June 21, 2014 at 10:30 pm

I am better at it than Bobby is. I have been trying to teach him not to avert his eyes to the left when he lies. Just hold the stare at the bridge of the nose like I do. It makes the lying easier. He’s learning. I am a good teacher in how to avoid indictment for corruption.

dm10ae June 20, 2014 at 1:39 am

That tickles me to no end, I think all the old timers aught to get the boot, like Leatherman -these life time legislators repeat the same ole politics that get us SC voters/taxpayers in deep stuff, not really helping our citizens but helping stupid causes like hydrogen fuel research (championed by Bobby Harrell)-that was discarded by the federal government. I think $50 million dollars was the last figure I heard was amount awarded some SC state funds and private funds. Harrell is champion of $200 million donated to research for the 3 major universities Clemson, USC, Medical University, and maybe soon College of Charleston.

Pat B June 20, 2014 at 11:54 pm

And just think, if Metts were to appear on the ballot for sheriff, he would still get 70 percent of the vote.

anonymouis June 23, 2014 at 6:48 am

If AG Wilson really had a case against Harrell he wouldn’t need FITS News to do his bidding.

Interestingly, FITS News is all Wilson has, it’s really pathetic.


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