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New misconduct charges this week against suspended-Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis add to mounting evidence that the state's system of monitoring sheriffs is broken, government watchdogs and some lawmakers say.
Paul F. Hartline
South Carolina sheriffs dipped into public money to pay for luxury accommodations and broke laws they swore to uphold, a Post and Courier investigation found.
A handful of South Carolina sheriffs received numerous gifts from vendors and constituents, ranging from conference door prizes to gift cards.
But these sheriffs are outliers mainly because they aggressively reported their gifts, raising questions about whether other sheriffs failed to report their freebies.
For more than a decade, Larry Dalton Williams was the popular sheriff of Orangeburg County — South Carolina's 2003 Sheriff of the Year. And, w…
Charleston County will rein in the number of employees who use government charge cards for expenses, a decision that follows reports of fraud and misuse.
County Administrator Jennifer Miller directed the procurement department to trim the number of p-cards over the next 30 days, Shawn Smetana, the county's spokesman, said.
Charleston County has issued charge cards to 915 employees, roughly half its workforce – a flood of credit that raises risks of fraud, a Post and Courier investigation shows.
A South Carolina sheriff, Alex “Big A” Underwood, grabbed a man from Chester County who streamed a Facebook Live video of a traffic wreck, prompting his lawyer to say the video is “obviously not a good look for law enforcement.”
The federal government's failure to study risks of oil spills in the powerful Gulf Stream is "stunning" and "beyond foolish" given the stakes …
Charleston County employees racked up thousands of dollars in questionable expenses on county charge cards since 2017.