December 22, 2016 •
Bond Hearing Set for Suspended South Carolina Representative
A bond hearing will be held this morning for suspended South Carolina state Rep. Jim Merrill. Merrill was indicted last week on two counts of misconduct in office and 28 counts of ethics violations.
The indictments span the course of his 15-year tenure in office. Merrill allegedly failed to report money received from lobbyists, used his office for financial gain, received payments through his company to influence a public official, and failed to file certain campaign finance reports. Though most of the charges are misdemeanors, three are felonies.
Merrill was suspended from office after the indictments were filed.
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