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Jun 27, 2018

Attorney General Wilson wins SC Republican runoff

COLUMBIA (AP) South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has won the Republican nomination for a third term. Wilson beat state Rep. Todd Atwater in unofficial results in June 26’s runoff. Wilson picked up 48.6 percent of the vote in the June 12 primary just under the majority needed to avoid a runoff. Atwater hammered Wilson on […]

May 29, 2018

SC sues feds over end of nuclear fuel program

AIKEN (AP) South Carolina is suing the federal government after the Energy Department announced it was stopping construction of a plant to turn plutonium used in nuclear weapons into fuel for nuclear reactors. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson’s lawsuit filed May 25 says Energy Secretary Rick Perry didn’t consult Gov. Henry McMaster before ending construction […]

Apr 11, 2018

Top prosecutor: No gun-related charges for SC congressman

COLUMBIA (AP) South Carolina’s top prosecutor isn’t bringing charges against a congressman who pulled out his own loaded handgun during a constituent meeting to make a point about gun safety. Attorney General Alan Wilson said April 10 that the action taken by U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman “is not a prosecutable offense.” State Democratic Party Chairman […]

Apr 10, 2018

Solicitor recuses self from congressman gun case

COLUMBIA (AP) A prosecutor who was asked to file charges against a South Carolina congressman who pulled out his own loaded handgun during a constituent meeting is recusing himself from the case. Solicitor Kevin Brackett said in a letter released to reporters April 9 that he couldn’t take the case because of a “personal friendship” with […]

Mar 19, 2018

Investigation sought into spending, travel of SC prosecutor

COLUMBIA (AP) South Carolina’s attorney general has requested a preliminary investigation of the travel and spending habits of a prosecutor who was on the road for more than 70 days over 21 months. Spending records cover Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson’s travel and spending in 2016 and the first nine months of 2017. He traveled […]

Mar 12, 2018

Officials: Staged car crashes a problem in South Carolina

CHARLESTON (AP) Officials in South Carolina say a rising number of staged automobile crashes are becoming a problem in the state. Authorities say faked crashes were part of a scam that resulted in charges filed in November against 10 Pee Dee-area residents for insurance fraud involving nearly $300,000 in altered medical bills. A report shows that perpetrators of […]

Jul 13, 2016

Pascoe prevails in showdown with AG Wilson

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson will not challenge a state Supreme Court decision that says he lacks the power to terminate a special prosecutor he appointed to handle a political corruption probe, according to a spokeswoman for his office. The court held in a 4-1 decision on July 13 that Wilson and his office […]

May 18, 2016

SC Supreme Court to hear Pascoe-Wilson case in June

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a prosecutor other than the state attorney general can open a state grand jury investigation. The court issued an order Wednesday saying arguments in the case will be June 16. Prosecutor David Pascoe sued Attorney General Alan Wilson, saying he was […]

Apr 20, 2016

SC attorney general: Dismiss special prosecutor’s lawsuit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorney General Alan Wilson has called on South Carolina’s highest court to dismiss a lawsuit from a fired local prosecutor he previously had appointed to head up an investigation into legislative corruption. In a filing with the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Wilson asked justices to throw out a legal challenge from […]

Mar 30, 2016

Prosecutor won’t take up corruption case without court’s OK

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A new special prosecutor says he won’t take over the investigation of corruption within South Carolina’s Legislature without court approval. Solicitor Dan Johnson says in a letter released Wednesday he wants the state Supreme Court to rule first over whether Attorney General Alan Wilson can replace a previously appointed prosecutor with […]

Feb 1, 2016

SC prosecutor hosting presidential hopefuls for faith forum

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates from both parties have been invited to a discussion on faith issues in South Carolina, a week before the state’s first primary election. The Conservative Leadership Project on Monday is announcing the 2016 Faith and Family Presidential Forum. The gathering planned February 12 in Greenville comes a day before […]

Nov 18, 2015

Ethics panel may not proceed with allegations against AG

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The State Ethics Commission is deciding whether to proceed with allegations that Attorney General Alan Wilson took eight donations exceeding the legal limit during his re-election campaign. South Carolina’s top prosecutor is accused of violating the ethics law by taking donations above the $3,500-per-election-cycle limit. His attorney, Rep. James Smith, said […[...]

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