INVESTIGATORS FOLLOWING THE TRAIL OF POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE CASH …
The witness – widely believed to be the former executive director of a political action committee (PAC) affiliated with ex-S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell – was reportedly called in last week to provide information regarding their knowledge of cash payments made to various members of the S.C. General Assembly.
Our sources declined to identify the witness by name, but she is widely believed to be India Null – the former executive director of the Palmetto Leadership Council, a political action committee affiliated with Harrell.
Cash doled out by political action committees is said to be at the heart of the ongoing federal-state probe – news of which first broke on FITS back in September. It’s also rumored to be one of the focuses of the heavily redacted S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) report on Harrell – which also broke exclusively on FITS.
Beyond the redactions, the SLED report released late last month is said to be merely the “summary” section of an early version of the document.
“There have been two iterations (of the report) since then,” one source tells us.
Harrell has already pleaded guilty to six ethics counts, resigned his office and signed a cooperation agreement with the government. It’s not clear whether he’s been called in to provide any information since his plea deal, though.
Stay tuned to FITS for the latest on “the probe.”