NELSON HARDWICK GETS $300 FINE, NO JAIL TIME
After originally facing a decade behind bars, a former South Carolina lawmaker paid a $300 fine for sexually harassing a subordinate.
Former S.C. Rep. Nelson Hardwick – whose sad saga first broke on this website – pleaded guilty earlier this month of committing assault and battery in the third degree.
S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson originally charged Hardwick with misconduct in office – alleging that he used “his position to lure a House of Representatives employee to his office earlier this year, and to inappropriately touch her against her will.”
Hardwick, 64, is married with three children. He served a decade in the S.C. House of Representatives prior to his resignation.
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