UNION — The former court clerk in a South Carolina county rocked by scandals has been charged with misconduct.
The State Law Enforcement Division said Wednesday 32-year-old Brad Morris had also been charged with embezzling more than $200,000.
Morris resigned Oct. 9, the same day officials said police were investigating accounts overseen by his office. A week earlier, the county supervisor and former tax assessor were charged with a number of crimes, including soliciting bribes, money laundering and allowing a county office to be used to store cocaine and other drugs.
Former Sheriff Howard Wells has been charged with lying to investigators. The town's former mayor and zoning administrator have also been sentenced to prison for plotting to take kickbacks.