June 6, 2018 •
South Carolina Lawmaker Resigns After Entering Guilty Plea
State Sen. John Courson resigned from the South Carolina Legislature on Monday, June 4, after pleading guilty to willful misconduct and agreeing to cooperate with ongoing ethics investigations.
Courson, a former Senate president pro tempore who served 33 years in the state Legislature, was indicted last year on multiple corruption charges stemming from his conversion of campaign money for personal use.
A special election will be called to fill the District 20 seat.
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