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Ethics Commissioner Calls Out SC Attorney General

ALAN WILSON RIPPED FOR CONTROVERSIAL RULING …  A member of the S.C. State Ethics Commission (SCSEC) is publicly calling out attorney general Alan Wilson over his transparent effort to play politics with an ongoing probe of legislative corruption. Last December, this website broke open a big story about how Wilson – an erstwhile crusader for…

ALAN WILSON RIPPED FOR CONTROVERSIAL RULING … 

A member of the S.C. State Ethics Commission (SCSEC) is publicly calling out attorney general Alan Wilson over his transparent effort to play politics with an ongoing probe of legislative corruption.

Last December, this website broke open a big story about how Wilson – an erstwhile crusader for justice – went out of his way to convince first circuit solicitor David Pascoe that several angles of potential prosecution against sitting members of the S.C. General Assembly were unlikely to yield indictments.   Those legislative leaders – like Wilson – are intimately connected to the neo-Confederate political empire of Richard Quinn and Associates.

Sound shady?  Of course it is …

Hell, Wilson’s betrayal was so self-evident even the establishment-coddling mainstream media picked up on it.

Now Wilson is being called out by one of the state’s ethics watchdogs – commissioner Francis E. Grimball.

Last week, Grimball rebuked Wilson – and his office’s shameful, politically-motivated ruling.  Not only that, the commissioner made clear that anyone falling under the jurisdiction of the SCSEC (a.k.a. anyone but state lawmakers) should ignore the ruling.

“Why he did that is beyond me,” Grimball said, according to reporter Jeremy Borden of The (Columbia, S.C.) Free Times. “We want to make it clear to people who do fall under our jurisdiction … that this is not anything they should rely on.”

Wow …

We concur with Grimball’s assessment.  One hundred percent.  The only problem?  The ethics commission doesn’t have oversight when it comes to the real power in South Carolina – state lawmakers.  Also, the SCSEC has a history of flip-flopping on its bold pronouncements when it faces blowback from powerful politicians (like S.C. governor Nikki Haley).

We’ve said it before we’ll say it again: There can be no “ethics reform” in South Carolina as long as those in power are able to manipulate the outcomes – whitewashing and burying scandals at their leisure.  Real accountability means creating unambiguous, far-reaching and transparent prohibitions against self-dealing – and empowering an independent oversight agency to drop the hammer on those who violate the public trust.

In the fight against public corruption in South Carolina, we thought Alan Wilson was going to be part of the solution.

Why?  Because he told us he was … and he initially appeared to be making good on his word.

“This is really about the public – and the public’s trust in government,” Wilson told us at the height of his crusading. “And it’s just not there anymore.”

That’s true …

Unfortunately, Wilson’s ongoing efforts to shield his political cronies from the consequences of their actions is further eroding the trust he vowed to uphold.

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59 comments

CorrutioninColumbia March 21, 2016 at 2:13 pm

In April 2012, The AG, Alan wilson sure protected Curtis Melvin Loftis and his ass, when he cleared Loftis in the alleged “pay to play ” scheme involving the State $24.5 billion retirement fund. Documents and emails obtained by the State paper showed that Mallory Factor represented 2 financial companies and he recommended the 2 companies to Loftis and, in turn, Loftis recommended the companies for contracts with the Commission. Hell! pay to play Loftis with the AG covering his butt. !!.

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SamGtalkslikeaperv March 21, 2016 at 3:58 pm

I wish I had more control over retirement system money so I could support my dysfunctional family. Taking money from state retirees and doing nothing for them is nice but I need more money than it gives me.

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CorruptioninColumbia March 21, 2016 at 4:12 pm

This article, Fits, gives hope that The State Ethics Commission and Francis E. Grimball will finally hear the Ethics violation against Curtis Melvin Loftis and that Herb Hayden will take action on this probable cause… Loftis hired intimate friend with whom he is associated… The AG, Alan Wilson has a job to prosecute corrupt leaders , not make excuses for them. The opinions of the AG are non-binding because they’re “bullsh’t… ” (Fits Dec. 2015). Opinions given after the facts… to protect the one who violates public trust and their oath of office.. coming from the AG, are a violation of public trust. Loftis and the AG must go.

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CorruptionInColumbia March 21, 2016 at 4:52 pm

Nice try at hijacking my name. Mr Loftis is one of the few who are trying to see that State Retirees are getting what they worked for.

That Wilson would be a flop as AG was apparent from the get go. Did anyone really believe he would go after Daddy Joe’s friends and cronies in the Lexington Crime Ring. If they did, I have a snow ski lodge just south of Miami that I’ll gladly sell you at a great price.

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Loftist Hate Brigade March 21, 2016 at 4:56 pm

Don’t know what it is about Loftis but he sure brings in the haters to comment somehow.

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CorruptionInColumbia March 21, 2016 at 5:01 pm

It’s really no different from the globalist/NWO/Illuminati turds who slander and libel Donald Trump because he is a threat to their little greed and power corruption empires.

Curtis Loftis stands in the way of these slimey cruds and their efforts to drain the Retirement Systems into their own pockets and they hate him for it.

CorruptinColumbia March 21, 2016 at 5:25 pm

Curtis Loftis must admit his mistakes.Stand up to his errors since he made many. Violence against women, bashing of gay men, bashing of back men, bashing the governor, bashing journalists, bashing senators , legislators , former staff and staff, .. He must pay his fine and be removed from office. Since he is not qualified to serve on the investment Commission, a qualified person with the intellect and degree in finance must be appointed just as the governor and the comptroller general have done. And we need to look at his vile corrupted life style. Pay to play, payments made under the books of the STO.. complete turn over of staff in the STO replaced by friends of friends who do not know one thing about the fine respected office of Grady Patterson. Gone is the institutional knowledge and a respected office is now a forensic scene.

CorruptioninColumbia March 21, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Loftis has done so many gross things and so many stupid things.. Costing the tax payers billions … The Bank of New York/ Mellon loves to see the bugman of West Columbia .. no brain, no knowledge of finance… yes, we get him to sign… right here… no problem… and the Bank of New York/ Mellon has a ten years contract with the STO . and the STO has a ten years contract with the same Bank that has screwed SC for millions. And Loftis is too stupid to see that.. Does he get kickbacks from the same bank? No record and no control… Follow the money, they say.. Yes, we want to follow the money.. Loftis show us the money and the books.

Overyourhead March 21, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Really…Loftis for real, name one thing that you have done for the tax payers of SC and for the retirees of SC. Name one thing… and fuck you, Loftis melvin Loftis. We know you… Pay to play… $ millions paid to your minions and $ millions Lost from the Trust Fund of Retirees. And $ millions lost from the tax payers ..because you are to stupid to go to NY and to see that the Bank of NY/ Mellon is laughing at you… What a jerk you are, Loftis… We know you and we will be heard. Gross man , you are… and we know you.

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CorruptioninColumbia March 23, 2016 at 10:16 am

The House members need to be enlightened about Curtis Melvin Loftis.. How about a remedial course ” Curtee 101.” Plenty of material from Fits news to keep them entertained in pornographic material for months…Plenty of material from sworn testimonies , news articles and plenty of Ethics violations to make them say ; This Curtee is a piece of shit… He lies under oath, he lies about graduating from USC…He lies about The Saluda Foundation = ” Buckshit Organization” . Fiascos everywhere. And He suffers from a chemical imbalance :From “Voting under the influence” …

CorruptioninColumbia March 23, 2016 at 11:02 am

CorruptioninColumbia, Please, mark your calendar for June 15, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. State of South Carolina, State Ethics Commission has scheduled a hearing in the Matter of Curtis M. Loftis. Complaint C2014-156. Be there!

Tazmaniac March 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm

Since when did you upset Pogo/GT? Don’t fret, it will be deleted in the morning.

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CorruptioninColumbia March 21, 2016 at 7:16 pm

“Mr Loftis is one of the few who are trying to see the State retirees are getting what they worked for…” LOL.. I am a retiree and I am sick of Loftis and his lies and accusations and vile life style. Gross infected man with an a contagious disease, a contagious with no cure. And Loftis has not done one thing for me… a retiree .. A very repulsive man. No qualification.. gross. I will have to pay more for less , And Loftis sit on the investment Committee and he has a vote! What has done for me. Nothing.. my check is going up.. His vote is shit… His place on the investment Commission is worth shit, because , he is shit. Not qualified to be on the Investment Commission…Get the hell out…

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Santiago Ledbetter March 21, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Alan Wilson… living proof that the trash don’t fall far from the trailer.

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Trash March 21, 2016 at 9:35 pm

“Alan Wilson is a living proof that the trash don’t fall far from the trailer.”.. True… Alan Wilson is trash, not to be trusted… Covering the corrupted officials of SC. giving opinions after the fact to cover the corrupted officials . Curtis Melvin Loftis is corrupted to the core and Alan covered his ass… Pay to play, Loftis… Using the Investment Commission and putting money in his pockets and pockets of friends.. Yes, we know him and we will expose him for the crook that he is . Loftis, We know you.

Lone Ranger March 21, 2016 at 3:25 pm

Alan rebutted on Friday…well at least my pappy Joe was in
the know and wasn’t found to be lying

You know—he didn’t stab SC conservatives by sticking his
head up RINOs Boehner and Paul Ryan

And at least he said Hell no we won’t rip down the flag of patriots
by NOT letting YOU get to vote

And he didn’t give the most incompetent presiDENT in history
fast-track and try to make you a goat

Yep…he and mammy refused that taxpayer-PAID vacation to
Hawaii—their most modest move to date

And of course we KNOW you’ll be slow and reelect Joe and me
the next chance you get…NO…WAIT !!!

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Jesus Christ Marie March 21, 2016 at 4:54 pm

The flag was taken down and now you idiots are the ones constantly whining about the damn thing. I swear it doesn’t matter what the hell SC does someone’s going to PMS about it. Will you retards just shut up and leave the rest of us the hell alone with your pedantic debate about that damn piece of cloth?

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Lone Ranger March 21, 2016 at 5:03 pm

jc marie said she could not see honoring Southern heritage and certainly not patriots’ flag
But now she was a loyal ACORN member and when she spelled “pedantic” she had to brag !!!

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TroubleBaby March 21, 2016 at 3:26 pm

Someone needs to explain to Haley and Wilson that they are supposed to hold their arms up and out at a 45 degree angle if they want to do it properly, like this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-H13160,_Beim_Einmarsch_deutscher_Truppen_in_Eger.jpg

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Modern Example March 21, 2016 at 4:52 pm

If they need a HD color example just watch news coverage from Trump rallies.

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TroubleBaby March 22, 2016 at 4:16 pm

How funny was it that a SJW with a chick wearing a Klan hood gets a beatdown from a black Trump supporter at a Trump rally?

That right there breaks all the “rules”.

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Buzz Martin March 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Nikki wears upholstery really well, doesn’t she?

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CorruptionInColumbia March 21, 2016 at 3:50 pm

I hear the newest worry of her security detail is that somebody in a crowd might have a bottle of carpet beetles and throw them on her.

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shifty henry March 21, 2016 at 5:11 pm

She needs a security detail? I thought she had only a driver.

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CorruptionInColumbia March 21, 2016 at 5:16 pm

Driver or a rider(s)?

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CorruptioninColumbia March 21, 2016 at 8:01 pm

Driver or a rider? I am a woman and I will match my vagina to your rider or driver… Explain, please… Sick of your abuse of women… and your sick abusing jokes , about women…

CorruptioninColumbia March 23, 2016 at 5:07 pm

CorruptioninColumbia Loftis’s favorite joke about women is : “What do you tell a blonde with two black eyes?” Answer: “Nothing you have already told her twice.” Yes, great man, this Loftis… violence against women… is no laughing matter.. And racism, abuse of power in office, temper beyond control, and lies under oath are no laughing matters… Sick man, this Curtis Melvin Loftis…

ShittyHenry March 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm

I do not understand the only driver .. Please explain Shifty Henry the point that you make “a security detail? I thought she had only a driver?” This statement from Shifty Henry needs an explanation.. Abusive, stupid, illogical, no brain… no logic.. Explain, shitty Henry…

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shifty henry March 21, 2016 at 8:48 pm

burp ””oooooo000 ”’

ShittyHenry March 21, 2016 at 9:15 pm

Burp more, you are a stupid piece of shit… sexual and gross comments from shitty Henry.. abusive, sexist, stupid.. Talk about issues.. and not what women are wearing. and carpet beetles… and throw them on her… You are a gross man and I want to know what you are wearing .. Bet it is a fat ass and gross vulgar body and mind… vulgar man and clothes with infectious, contagious diseases. Curtis Melvin Loftis is your partner in vice.. Sick of you..

Kramer March 21, 2016 at 10:24 pm

Shifty,
See what I mean. He has been posting about Loftis for 5 years and the moron never tires of it. He does not get that his actions gets more votes for Loftis than he loses.
No one likes a cyberbully. Especially a stupid one.

Corruption March 23, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Kramer…One kind word of advice for Clarissa.. Resign before you are made to take the blame for Loftis and for his destruction of the STO… Doing illegal transactions is not good for your health and Loftis is not worth it… Toxic Curtis Melvin Loftis.

jimlewisowb March 23, 2016 at 8:17 pm

Don’t know what you did to pick up Shitty’s attention but he is hanging onto you like a wart on a hooker’s pussy

shifty henry March 23, 2016 at 10:38 pm

He must think I’m buddies with Loftis, or else works with him, but I’ve never met him. He’s also assuming I’m someone he/she/it knows. What a waste of a life….

shifty henry March 21, 2016 at 10:01 pm

Your “statements” directed at me confirm my belief that when someone lives life with his head stuck up his asshole he has lost contact with 4 of his 5 senses.

Kramer March 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm

Shifty,
You can tell by that idiots writing that he is the same person that writes all that BS about Loftis. Don’t feed that troll, he is crazy.

shifty henry March 21, 2016 at 10:25 pm

He must think he knows who I am, but that just proves he’s delusional.

Kramer March 21, 2016 at 10:28 pm

It is very sad because what kind of life can he have? I mean, devoting your life to talking stupid on a blog? That is pretty low way to go through life. But hey, better he be a fool than me.

ShittyHenry March 23, 2016 at 5:43 pm

What kind of life can he have? Kramer, ..a better life that you have and that Loftis has. Loftis is a fake, a moron with violations in every corner of his name. Violence against women, racism, violation of trust, lies under oath and more, well documented . So , Kramer.. be informed before you post on FITS… Plenty of documents and no delusion here… And shifty henry.. No delusion here. Enough is enough..

ShiftyHenry March 23, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Well, of course, CorruptioinColumbia . likes this post! Curtis melvin Loftis… An elected official… posting on FITS! Mental illness , violent temper, gross behavior.. “Cannot be cured by practitioners of modern medicine.” Shifty henry , please, do not become SHITTY henry.. Be informed! Oh, well you know all about Loftis since you have been on Fits for so long… You do not fool us any more.

ShittyHenry March 23, 2016 at 6:25 pm

And shifty henry… where is your head? Stuck up your asshole and you have lost all of your senses… Loving Curtis Melvin Loftis and his infected butt. How can you? Fair question and we expect an answer.. How does it feel with all the incurable .. contagious stuff.. can you put your head up his asshole?. You have lost all credibility. Shitty Henry…

shifty henry March 23, 2016 at 6:50 pm

Hmmm, I see that your trainer has shown you how to cut and paste…

Greg's former friend March 23, 2016 at 8:38 pm

Shifty, I see you have been attacked, like CorruptioninColumbia and Loftis. These people are crazy. Please be careful.
Greg Ryberg and Reynolds Williams hired thee people to harass Loftis. Now, you guys have made them mad at you. You cannot criticize Greg Ryberg or Reynolds Williams or the Investment Commission or Senator Leatherman or they will hound you like they hound Loftis. These people are vicious.

Remember, these people are crazy.

Beetles March 21, 2016 at 7:43 pm

Idiotic men thinking they are great because they talk about what women are wearing! What are, you idiotic piece of mankind , wearing today? Frankly, women do no give a shit ! You have a dick full of worms and more.. contagious beyond control.. So STFU..

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CorruptionInColumbia March 22, 2016 at 5:06 am

Uhhh, could you show us your meat curtains?

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Mitchell March 22, 2016 at 9:21 am

From reading the comments it sounds like they are written by a fat, stupid woman that drinks a lot. I would not want to see her meat curtains.
An attractive woman with brains would not be harassing you and Shifty as they would have something better to do.

CorruptionInColumbia March 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm

Thank You, Mitchell!!!! Excellent points by you, and much appreciated!!!! Please stick around and don’t be a stranger!

Paul March 23, 2016 at 2:20 am

CorruptioninColumbia… The worst cyberbully is Curtis Loftis. From way back With Serbia Orthodox Church links.. Of course, you know that since Loftis lives on Fits and so do you! Please, read and watch the February 25, 2014 report by Greg Ryberg, RSIC ” Mr. Loftis vs. The facts” and watch the distorted face of Loftis pulled from 1-30-2014 subcommittee video. Great picture, as good as the one with Paul Sloan?

CorruptionInColumbia March 23, 2016 at 2:58 am

Ah, Greg Ryberg! Isn’t he one of the cockroaches who was doing his best to help himself and some cronies feed out of funds that were supposed to benefit State Retirees?

How is he doing since his “event” in Charleston? Still sucking blood from the taxpayers snd retirees, I guess?

CorruptioninColumbia March 23, 2016 at 8:17 am

Curtis Loftis has spent his time cutting down the RSIC and wasting so much money from the trust fund of retirees. Since he has no knowledge of finance, no degree, no intelligence but a vicious and gross life style he has destroyed the STO and turned this office into a forensic scene. Using the figures of the Bank of NY/Mellon to start the books of the STO!! What a scandal…

jimlewisowb March 23, 2016 at 8:13 pm

I thought he died

Oh well, the box of Roach Pruff I spread out on the back lot in his memory hopefully will do in some fire ants

CorruptionInColumbia March 23, 2016 at 8:22 pm

I think he’s still hanging on so he can suck every last ill-gotten cent that he’s capable of out of the taxpayers and retirees.

Greg's former friend March 23, 2016 at 8:34 pm

Greg Ryberg is/was an arrogant man with a tendency to lose the facts early and often. Anyone that trusted Greg Ryberg learned that was a mistake. Greg Ryberg had sole source contracts with the state of SC while he was a state senator. He made millions. Greg Ryberg made millions off of video poker games. Greg Ryberg will not be missed.

Greg Ryberg sold his business for 70 million dollars to financial people from New York. These people then went on to do billions of dollars with the Investment Commission that Ryberg set up.

Getlost March 21, 2016 at 7:37 pm

You are an idiot .. What are you wearing now? A shit piece of rag?

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jimlewisowb March 21, 2016 at 8:17 pm

Pappy had a early 60’s Dodge that had seat covers that are a perfect match

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Pieceofshit March 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm

And what are you wearing,? you stupid piece of shit

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Funny March 22, 2016 at 11:50 am

Hehehe, Funny!

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Rumormonger March 21, 2016 at 3:54 pm

Speaking of Pascoe,

I understand he has filed for reelection as a Republican.

That should fan rumors that he is planning to run for AG in 2018.

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Elfego March 22, 2016 at 4:57 pm

Amerika the Beautiful and it’s stark revelations!

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