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Group calls for investigation into solicitor's office

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The state Attorney General's office says it is reviewing accusations against Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson. 

A spokesman for Attorney General Alan Wilson says the office received a letter from the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 

The group accuses Scarlett Wilson of misconduct in cases dating back to 2006. 

The Attorney General's spokesman says the office does not know if it will ask the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate. 

Scarlett Wilson released a response to the accusations Wednesday afternoon.

"This small group has reached back nearly a decade and plucked nine cases out of roughly 150,000 warrants that we handled, about 750 of which were called to trial," she said. "While I am familiar with most of the cases cited in the letter, I did not personally prosecute any of them and there are two that were resolved before I became solicitor."

She went on to say that she welcomes an investigation by SLED and will make available all the files and employees in the solicitor's office.

To see which cases the group is claiming wrongdoing, click here.

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