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Report: Kris Crawford Had Ethical Issues

JIU JITSU … CHOP! By FITSNEWS || S.C. Rep. Kris Crawford – the Brazilian Jiu jitsu fighter/ state lawmaker who resigned his seat in the S.C. House this week – was facing a number of ethical allegations prior to announcing his decision to step down.  According to reporter Rick Brundrett of The Nerve,…

JIU JITSU … CHOP!

By FITSNEWS || S.C. Rep. Kris Crawford – the Brazilian Jiu jitsu fighter/ state lawmaker who resigned his seat in the S.C. House this week – was facing a number of ethical allegations prior to announcing his decision to step down.  According to reporter Rick Brundrett of The Nerve, a Columbia, S.C.-based website affiliated with the libertarian-leaning S.C. Policy Council, Crawford paid his wife’s company more than $24,000 out of his campaign account over a four-year period.

The Florence “Republican” also failed to list several companies he owned on state income disclosure forms.

Perhaps most damagingly, Crawford did not list all of the income one of his companies received from Medicaid billings – which totaled more than $320,000 over a six-year period from 2007-12.  During that time, Crawford unsuccessfully pushed legislation that would have allowed South Carolina to accept Medicaid funding under U.S. President Barack Obama‘s socialized medicine law.

To read The Nerve‘s report, click here.

A close ally of former S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell – who was ousted from his powerful post this year as part of an ongoing federal-state investigation into public corruption – Crawford was reportedly in line to receive a spot on a powerful House budget-writing committee this year.

He didn’t get it … which according to several of his colleagues is the real reason he stepped down (less than a month after being elected to his fifth term).

Crawford has maintained to FITS his decision to step down was based solely on family and business considerations.  He has also denied speculation that his resignation had anything to do with the ongoing legislative probe.

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27 comments

Fatboys can fight too December 10, 2014 at 9:03 am

The guy in the photo may have won the match but by the look on his face he collapsed and died moments after leaving the ring.

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Leather belt December 10, 2014 at 9:14 am

Just fought a large pizza. Despatched it hardly. Hu-Yah!

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FooWee December 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Seeing he’s a Republican, he probably was beating a woman. He just needed professional training.

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James Fleming Jr December 10, 2014 at 9:03 am

Yeh! Right! The cesspool needs to be cleaned out in Columbia.

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Rethuglicans December 10, 2014 at 9:12 am

Dang, these republicans in SC really drive up those crime numbers. Keeping SC #1, at something I guess.

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The USA Is Upside Down December 10, 2014 at 9:23 am

lol .. .republicans, democrats, independents, libertarians, tea party, green party, communist party, YOUR party …. are any actually immune from criminals within the same? Maybe you are a criminal. In fact, I am sure you are because the FBI has been checking YOU out.

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Rethuglicans December 10, 2014 at 9:30 am

OK? Check away.

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Smirks December 10, 2014 at 11:37 am

Maybe you are a criminal.

Maybe you are.

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it's true December 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm

There does seem to be a lot of Republicans getting arrested for various things in SC. Every week there are new stories. Usually on this site.

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Tazmaniac December 10, 2014 at 9:15 am

A politician pushing an agenda in self interest? :-O ! Why is the solution always to throw out the shitty guys of one party and install the shitty guys of the other party?

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Tim Scott December 10, 2014 at 9:29 am

Don’t worry. He’ll be replaced by another shitty republican

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Tazmaniac December 10, 2014 at 10:01 am

At this point what does it matter?!
– Your Shitty Hero

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Crawford is a Criminal December 10, 2014 at 9:27 am

He’s a con artist and a thief. Criminal charges better be rolling up at his house in Florence.

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Just another guy December 10, 2014 at 9:28 am

Ok Fits, when are the perp walks going to start? It is December 10th. An update would be nice.

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Misstate December 10, 2014 at 10:02 am

They aren’t. It’s over.

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Fat boy is a crook December 10, 2014 at 9:34 am

“In 2010, Crawford was charged with seven counts of failure to file state tax documents.[6] His defense was that his tax accountant had not told him of the failure to file his taxes. After a mistrial due to ahung jury in April 2012, he was re-tried and convicted by a jury of four misdemeanors of willfully failing to file and pay his taxes, and fined US$10,000.”-Wiki

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nitrat December 10, 2014 at 9:44 am

And, if his he didn’t file state taxes, how likely is it he didn’t file federal returns?
Did anyone ever ask him?

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Clarendonian December 10, 2014 at 9:36 am

Ethics and wrongdoing aside, if I had run for re-election on the premise that I would finally gain a seat on Ways and Means only to find my “power ally,” Harrell, displaced, I too would give it up. With the stench that follows him around, he’s not going to gain any influence with the new leadership anytime soon.

Were I him I’d be sick to my stomach. Not simply homesick.

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nitrat December 10, 2014 at 9:42 am

Just look at the GOP doctors in Congress.
Politicians are ego-maniacal enough without building on the megalomania of the average physician.

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Rocky December 10, 2014 at 9:46 am

That picture was taken right after he had an oil wrestling match with Grand Tango. GT said the most fun was on round two when he started in the lower doggie position.

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Dave Chappelle I'm Rick James December 10, 2014 at 1:58 pm

+10

Today’s winner!

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Timmy Tebow December 10, 2014 at 9:46 am

Politicians with ethical questioning?
TBG, what’s your quote about the smelling salts???

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jimlewisowb December 10, 2014 at 9:56 am

Do you hear that —— listen carefully —— there it goes again

Second only to the smell of Napalm early in the morning is the sound of a Cockroach being crushed under the shoe of Karma – makes one’s heart go into A Fib

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Dave Chappelle I'm Rick James December 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Based on the picture, it looks like he has other issues, as well.

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9" December 10, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Keep the bear pics coming,Fits! Maybe I’ll read the article,later.

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itsmorninginamerica December 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

i wonder who the people are that put enough heat on this hood to quit. South Carolina voters wouldn’t care if he stole the grass from their front lawns. the guy ran unopposed after a tax fraud conviction! where does the pressure come from to pursue lowlifes like this when the citizenry doesn’t give a shit?

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deputydog December 14, 2014 at 9:48 am

“its not rep. Crawford , its doctor Crawford, I’ve earned it”…..wtf

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