COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's attorney general has forwarded a complaint against House Speaker Bobby Harrell to state law enforcement.
Attorney General Alan Wilson on Thursday received a
complaint from the president of the South Carolina Policy Council
alleging Harrell violated state ethics laws. He forwarded the complaint
to State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel.
Wilson asked Keel to assign an agent to investigate
the matter. He says Policy Council president Ashley Landess brought to
his attention possible conflicts of interest with any review by the
House Ethics Committee.
Harrell calls it a baseless attack driven by a
personal and political vendetta. Landess says her long-time criticism
Under state law, House and Senate panels handle
complaints against their own members. Wilson had previously declined to
take a complaint directly.
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