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Steve Benjamin No Longer With Parker Poe Law Firm

“MAYORHOOD” SCRUBBED FROM FIRM’S WEBSITE Columbia, S.C. mayor Steve Benjamin is no longer employed by Parker Poe, a North Carolina-based business law firm with offices in Columbia, Charleston and Spartanburg. The mayor’s name was recently removed from Parker Poe’s website, although as of this week references to his employment with…

“MAYORHOOD” SCRUBBED FROM FIRM’S WEBSITE

Columbia, S.C. mayor Steve Benjamin is no longer employed by Parker Poe, a North Carolina-based business law firm with offices in Columbia, Charleston and Spartanburg.

The mayor’s name was recently removed from Parker Poe’s website, although as of this week references to his employment with the company still appear on his campaign website bio and his official City of Columbia bio.

According to our sources, the firm asked Benjamin to leave earlier this year – but he requested (and received) a ninety-day reprieve.

Benjamin has been all over the news in recent weeks … and not in a good way.

For starters, he’s a central figure in an ongoing federal corruption investigation that picked up steam with the recent indictment of his former business partner Jonathan Pinson.

And that investigation has turned very, very saucy … even by South Carolina standards.

In fact we’re told several of Parker Poe’s clients were “extremely disturbed” by recent revelations regarding Benjamin.

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42 comments

Smirks July 3, 2014 at 9:28 am

“And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off…”

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lolol July 3, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Couldn’t stay away from FITSNews long, could you, Smirks? I bet it was 8 hours max…

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Ben Colson July 4, 2014 at 8:42 am

If thy smell, one must flush. The stink on this guy is unreal!

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Inciteful July 4, 2014 at 5:49 pm

I read that Parker Poe replaced this mayor with one from with Toronto. Is that true?

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Fat Greg Dulli July 3, 2014 at 9:30 am

“Lay down with dogs…”

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Accross the divide July 3, 2014 at 10:25 am

Yeah, he must have been running with Frazier, Metts, James, Peeler, Amodio, halfacreand the rest of the Gang accross the river!
Me thinks he is carrying much more than fleas.
Gambling?, Bribes?, Prostitutes? Drugs? and other NEFARIOUS activities? The gang is infamous for?

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Thomas July 3, 2014 at 9:41 am

Mayor Steve Benjamin has the willpower and morality of a dog. He is not fit to be mayor. In fact, his strong arming the Bull Street development is now suspect of criminality.

Shout out to the City of Columbia:Do not sign anything relating to the Bull Street Development

Speaking of this NC lawfirm, did you hear about NC’s State Treasurer Janet Cowell?

“One of the most important revelations to emerge in 2014 to-date, is the fact that public pensions are taking on an increasing amount of irresponsible risk in order to meet return targets.
The primary way they are doing this is by investing a larger and larger percentage of assets with “alternative investment” managers such as hedge funds and private equity firms.
Specifically, states have increased allocations to alternatives to $460 billion, or 15.3%, from only 3.3 percent in 2001, according to the National Association of State Retirement Administrators. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg. What is really shocking, and extraordinarily disturbing, is the fact that the deals these public pensions enter into, and associated fees paid, are intentionally kept secret from the public, and the people’s whose assets are at stake have absolutely no idea how their money is being invested.”

http://www.silverdoctors.com/meet-janet-cowell-the-north-carolina-treasurer-desperately-pushing-to-keep-criminal-public-pension-fees-secret/

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G.O.B. July 3, 2014 at 9:54 am

How dare you compare Mayor Benjamin to a dog. You owe an apology to the dog.

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Gregory Geddings July 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Arf ! Arf !

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GrandTango July 3, 2014 at 10:19 am Reply
f&@$ July 3, 2014 at 12:32 pm

&$;:(: l@$&($&?/&$

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Squishy123 July 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Emily, maybe if you start paying people to come to your website you’ll begin to see some traffic.

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Queen Jean July 3, 2014 at 10:30 am

That’s okay, Stevie. As head of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, I still love you and that’s all that really counts.

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Conservatives my A$$ July 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

And don’t forget I’m so far left and liberal I could be yo mama!
Remember the , so called conservative Republicans, reelected me!

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Queen Jean July 4, 2014 at 8:09 am

They did, didn’t they? Hahahaha. Tom Davis and Chip Campsen were the big ones we landed. Every whore has a price. Hahahaha.

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The Colonel July 3, 2014 at 10:41 am

The story coming out of the Parker Poe crowd is that the managing partners are afraid an indictment is forthcoming.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 3, 2014 at 10:59 am

Brings to mind one of TBG’s favorite legal terms:

Unindicted co-conspirator

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Mike at the Beach July 3, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Or some of my favorites:

“Not-so-unindicted co-conspirator.”

“Pretty much screwed co-conspirator.”

“Cooperating witness.”

“Fugitive.”

“Convicted felon.”

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 3, 2014 at 6:41 pm

“Plausible deniability” is another good one.

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The Colonel July 3, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Good luck with that one, “your honor, under advice of counsel I exercise my fifth amendment rights” seems like it might be more useful here.

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Really??? July 6, 2014 at 10:52 am

I like that, its funny. He he he.

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Cola girl July 3, 2014 at 10:41 am

Now it makes sense why he pushed so hard for the ball park. He is preparing for retirement

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Centrist View July 3, 2014 at 10:51 am Reply
TontoBubbaGoldstein July 3, 2014 at 10:56 am

…several of Parker Poe’s clients were “extremely disturbed” by recent revelations regarding Benjamin.

They must live under rocks…

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Squishy123 July 3, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Well they are lawyers.

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GrandTango July 3, 2014 at 11:23 am

Forget Benjamin, Metts in the NYT:

Read it here first: http://scdigest.blogspot.com/

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Squishy123 July 3, 2014 at 1:33 pm

I’ve been over to that site, it’s like visiting here (Columbia) and going over Emily’s page (Redbank).

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CharlesDikkens July 3, 2014 at 11:49 am

Still staying at the crib?

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CharlesDikkens July 3, 2014 at 11:52 am

Maybe he crossed the line, but not the ultimate line…

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Fat Greg Dulli July 3, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Obviously he has a price, don’t count anything out!

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BrigidBernadette July 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm Reply
Cola_GCock July 3, 2014 at 4:51 pm

The IRS should take a look at Benjamin’s tax returns to see if he reported his “all expenses paid, non-business” trip to Orlando and the funds he received for his portion of the Village at River’s Edge deal.

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Edgar July 4, 2014 at 8:07 am

Benjamin is a Democrat. He will not be made a target by the Obama IRS.

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Cola_GCock July 4, 2014 at 8:24 am

Sadly, you are probably right.

However, this is why the citizens of Columbia need to demand answers from him and that action be taken.

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Scooter. July 5, 2014 at 10:51 am

The IRS can’t find them.

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Tess-toss-tyrone July 3, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Dat brutha gonna be sevvin sum time!

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Slartibartfast July 3, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Are those people behind the mayor getting ready to arrest him?

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GrandTango July 4, 2014 at 7:29 am

Nothing to see here. Benjamin did nothing illegal. Easy to explain away: Do you buy that?

Great piece. Read more: http://scdigest.blogspot.com/

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Bibi July 4, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Now would be a propitious moment for Jonathan Pinson, our mayor’s pal in crime, to seek a reduction in prison time by flipping on Benjamin.

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Really??? July 6, 2014 at 10:55 am

Is as does…

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you know me July 7, 2014 at 10:44 am

Hey Stevie…where’s Brett???????

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Dan September 1, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Mayor Ben.. Lol……billon $ ball park.. Party’s with hookers.. There so much more… Can’t wait until a Feds hook him up…

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