COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's top prosecutor has returned $43,000 since January in previous campaign donations that exceeded state limits.
Attorney General Alan Wilson's campaign spokesman said Friday the refunds are part of efforts to correct inadvertent errors in Wilson's quarterly campaign disclosures dating from his 2010 campaign. Rick Quinn Sr. says the reports should now be error-free.
A quirk in state law regarding when a donation can be applied to a primary runoff explains many of the above-limit donations.
Wilson's disclosure shows he refunded $71,350 in the quarter that ended March 31. That includes $28,000 he sent to the Children's Trust to give away all donations Wilson received between 2009 and 2011 from a once high-profile attorney. That attorney was sentenced last month for stealing more than $2 million from his clients.