BIG BUZZ SURROUNDING STATE HOUSE INVESTIGATION …
We’ve previously reported that indictments were imminent in an ongoing probe of alleged corruption at the S.C. State House. And mainstream media outlets have confirmed this timetable.
Will those charges come this week?
According to sources familiar with the case, S.C. first circuit solicitor David Pascoe – who is leading the investigation – was seen at the Richland County, S.C. courthouse earlier this week.
We’re also told a grand jury met during one of Pascoe’s visits – although it’s not immediately clear whether the meeting was about issuing indictments or subpoenas in connection with the case.
Exclusively uncovered by this website more than two years ago, some believe the “probe” is a political witch hunt targeting dozens of GOP lawmakers for relatively insignificant campaign finance violations. Others believe the investigation is more narrowly-defined – intended to hold several former S.C. House Republican caucus leaders accountable for allegedly self-serving behavior. Among those leaders? Former GOP majority leaders Rick Quinn and Jimmy Merrill (whose stories you can read about here and here, respectively).
Stay tuned … we could be closer than ever to getting some answers.
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