Joseph Cranney


Joseph Cranney is an investigative reporter in Columbia, with a focus on government corruption and injustices in the criminal legal system. He can be reached securely by Proton mail at or on Signal at 215-285-9083.

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Alex Underwood promised to end the "good ol' boys' system" as Chester County sheriff. But he proved more of the same, using his powerful position to benefit himself and his friends. Now he faces prison.

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A jury convicted former Chester County Sheriff Alex “Big A” Underwood of seven corruption and abuse of power charges on April 23, effectively ending his career in law enforcement and again highlighting South Carolina’s history with crooked sheriffs.

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