COLUMBIA ó Charges against a GOP political consultant of making illegal robo-calls in the run-up to Election Day in 2010 have been dismissed.

Robert Cahaly, a former campaign adviser to former Lt. Gov. Ken Ard, was arrested by the S.C. Law Enforcement Division in November 2010 and charged with making illegal robo-calls to potential voters.

Some of those voters lived in districts that included parts of Folly Beach, James Island, Dorchester County and Charleston County.

The First Circuit Solicitorís Office was tasked with prosecuting the case after the S.C. Attorney Generalís Office recused itself.

But an assistant solicitor with the office said Friday that prosecutors didnít think the statutes SLED cited applied, and didnít think a successful case could be made against Cahaly.

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