S.C. Ethics Commission plans hearing on Gov. Haleys campaign finance records
COLUMBIA — The S.C. Ethics Commission will hold a public hearing this summer on allegations of improper maintenance of Gov. Nikki Haley’s campaign finance records. The commission found probable cause for the hearing after completing an investigation into the allegations, which were filed with the commission in July 2011.
The hearing is scheduled for July 18.
The complaint accuses the governor of failing to provide information on campaign donors’ occupations and the addresses of six campaign contributors.
Ethics Commission attorney Cathy Hazelwood said the commission has closed its investigation and will not comment.
The allegations appear to be relatively minor, but follow a recent string of ethics inquiries into high-ranking state elected officials.
A spokesman for the governor directed questions to Haley for Governor campaign attorney Butch Bowers. Bowers did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
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