South Carolina Politics

For the past several years, 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson threw some impressive Christmas parties, with his office shelling out thousands of dollars in public money to caterers and an obscure performer from Arizona who calls himself DJ Phlava.

DJ Phlava’s real name? Michael Johnson, Dan Johnson’s brother.

It was one of many questionable charges uncovered this week by a Post and Courier’s analysis of spending records from Kershaw and Richland counties, where Johnson oversees prosecutions.