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Jul 24, 2023

Pandemic fraud sends man to prison for year

A Charleston man has been sentenced to one year in federal prison for running a fake lawn care business to get funds related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Antonio Brown Sanders, 26, of Charleston, was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to fraudulently applying for an Emergency Injury Disaster Law under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act[...]

Aug 7, 2018

Judge allows rate cut to stand for failed nuclear plants

COLUMBIA (AP) A 15 percent rate cut ordered by lawmakers can start showing up on a private South Carolina utility’s bills after the company lost billions of dollars on two nuclear plants that were never finished, a federal judge ruled Aug. 6. Judge Michelle Childs ruled that the cut, retroactive to April, can start showing […]

Aug 6, 2018

Judge nixes forcing Charleston history test on tour guides

CHARLESTON (AP) A federal judge says Charleston can’t force tour guides to prove they know the history and architecture of the nearly 350-year-old South Carolina port city. News organizations report U.S. District Judge David Norton ruled Aug. 3 that Charleston’s tour-guide licensing law violates constitutional free speech rights. The city required hired tour guides to pass […]

Aug 1, 2018

3M settles with SC federal prosecutor for $9.1M

South Carolina-based U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon settled a civil lawsuit July 26 for $9.1 million with 3M Company to resolve accusations that it knowingly sold defective earplugs to the United States military. Lydon was joined in bringing the lawsuit by the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of […]

Jun 13, 2018

Lyndon: 4 new assistant U.S. Attorney positions

As part of a larger effort to increase resources for prosecutors in the country, the Department of Justice is creating four new assistant U.S. district attorney positions in the District of South Carolina. “With four new assistant U.S. attorneys joining our ranks in South Carolina, our ability to continue our efforts alongside our local, state […]

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