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Ex-SC Lawmaker Indicted

NELSON HARDWICK CHARGED WITH “MISCONDUCT IN OFFICE” Former S.C. Rep. Nelson Hardwick has been indicted on one count of misconduct in office, according to S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson‘s office. (Just as we predicted). If convicted of this crime, he could face up to a decade behind bars. “The indictment…

NELSON HARDWICK CHARGED WITH “MISCONDUCT IN OFFICE”

Former S.C. Rep. Nelson Hardwick has been indicted on one count of misconduct in office, according to S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson‘s office.

(Just as we predicted).

If convicted of this crime, he could face up to a decade behind bars.

“The indictment accuses Hardwick of using his position to lure a House of Representatives employee to his office earlier this year, and to inappropriately touch her against her will,” a release from Wilson’s office stated.

Yikes …

A fiscal liberal, the 63-year-old Hardwick – who is married with three children – served a decade in the S.C. House of Representatives prior to resigning in May.

As we exclusively reported, Hardwick gave up his seat after he was accused of harassing multiple women.  He later attempted to rescind his resignation, but legislative leaders were having none of it.

FITS has identified at least three women who were reportedly on the receiving end of Hardwick’s unsolicited sexual advances – however we are declining to publish their names.

Hardwick’s seat was filled by another left-leaning “Republican” – Russell Fry – in a special election earlier this year.

Prior to his harassment scandal, Hardwick was one of several lawmakers dogged by the “Coastal Kickback,” a brazen pay-to-play scam in which hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign cash was funneled through a fabricated network of corporations to select politicians in exchange for their support of a local tax hike.

Neither Hardwick nor his “Republican” colleagues who took the dirty money have ever been held accountable for their actions.

Oh well … maybe he will be held accountable for this.

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25 comments

TroubleBaby November 2, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Wow! Alan Wilson is on a tear!

lol

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tony November 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm

He can get the cell next to Chad – he’d be happy since “Bubba” is chasing him since a week….

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Rocky Verdad November 2, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Don’t Touch –

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Have you registered? November 2, 2015 at 1:38 pm

You probably have a few restraining orders on you. Most hard-up pervs do…

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Rocky Verdad November 2, 2015 at 1:58 pm

You got your subpeana from Bingham’s attorney too? Cool.

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Tazmaniac November 2, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Is this guy from the Dallas area by any chance?

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Krazy Kat November 2, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Yep. Owns a candle store.

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Tazmaniac November 2, 2015 at 3:27 pm

I know, low hanging fruit.

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Hardwick is YOU... November 2, 2015 at 1:36 pm

So he was indicted for what FITS and his hard-up, pervish groupies do cyberly, every day?

Boz better hope they never decide to prosecute. They don’t jail you for libel, but sexual harassment is another story.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 2, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Hardwick said the female staffer was singing this song right before the incident and he just couldn’t help himself.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kpzRDpJLGlg

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Superfly November 2, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Why not assault? I think this “Misconduct in Office” charge is extremely vague, and could conceivably be utilized to criminalize this most trivial of offenses. It’s about as vague as this “Disturbing Schools” statute.

So let’s say you arrest a drunk Democrat who attempts to drive out of the Statehouse garage. Instead of worrying about pebbles in his shoes, and whether he fought his way out of view of the camera, and any other procedural niceties, just charge him instead with Misconduct in Office. Driving drunk is certainly misconduct, and if he’s holding an “office”, seems to meet the criterion.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 2, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Along with “disturbing schools”, “misconduct in office” is another overly vague law that needs to be re-done or perhaps revoked from our code of laws.

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staffer November 2, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Maybe Nelson had a pebble in his shorts.

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Mike at the Beach November 2, 2015 at 11:35 pm

I’m guessing maybe lack of cooperation from the vic, but I have zero info on this.

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you know me November 2, 2015 at 2:42 pm

What ever happened to that guy Ted Vick?

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Krazy Kat November 2, 2015 at 3:08 pm Reply
Squishy123 November 2, 2015 at 3:44 pm

And yet these parents who want to rub elbows with the powerful state leaders will continue to send their daughters off to work as pages for these dirty old men.

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dwb619 November 2, 2015 at 5:07 pm

EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CorruptionInColumbia November 2, 2015 at 7:26 pm

That’s how those little girls grow up to be big girls with money, power, and prestige.

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Justice November 2, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Maybe Will Folks will be held accountable for his assault of a young woman who was his girlfriend at the time.

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Will Folks aka Sic November 2, 2015 at 5:11 pm

LOL.

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Looking Behind the Curtain November 2, 2015 at 5:10 pm

Having watched this cocky s.o.b. up close, this indictment couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

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Marty likes it rough November 2, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Marty must really like strange in her bed. And all those daughters! Makes you wonder what happened in that house after the lights went out… Someone should put his kids in protective custody…. Dirty, devil loving scum.

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SJWick November 5, 2015 at 6:44 am

LOL..’You are now an official member of the DOUBLE Q club…people with IQ”s in the double digits. This charge carries a one year prison term max and a $1000 dollar fine max. You obviously did not do your homework. Can you imagine all the legal eagles reading this in the state think, that guy at FITS is really stupid or else he thinks everyone is as stupid as he is. I think if you lied about the sentencing term you probably lied about the women.

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