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Bobby Harrell Issues Statement On Guilty Plea

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S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell today issued the following statement regarding his decision to plead guilty to six of nine charges related to last month’s indictment on public corruption charges.

Here is Harrell’s statement …

“I have agreed to this today to end what has been a two year nightmare. This has been incredibly hard on my family and me, and it is time for it to end. We have a fundamental disagreement over the proper use of a campaign account to fly a private aircraft to conduct state and campaign business, but to continue to fight this would have taken at least another year, possibly two.

“Cathy and I are deeply appreciative to everyone who has offered words of encouragement and prayers on our behalf. My passion for our state remains as strong as it has ever been, and I will continue to look for ways to serve the Lowcountry and South Carolina.”

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