6 more to be sentenced in SC State kickback case

South Carolina State University in Orangeburg.

Several people accused in a kickback and corruption scheme at South Carolina State University are set to be sentenced.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that the six who have admitted to being involved in various schemes surrounding former board chairman Jonathan Pinson will be sentenced July 6 in Charleston.

Last month, Pinson was sentenced to five years in prison. He is appealing the sentence.

A jury convicted Pinson last summer on 29 federal charges in schemes involving a 2011 homecoming, an effort to sell the 121-acre Sportsman’s Retreat to the university, a Marion County diaper factory and a Columbia-area housing complex.

Those set for sentencing include Florida developer Richard Zahn, former university police chief Michael Bartley, former trustee Lance Wright and investors Phillip Mims and Tony Williams.