Saga of the ‘destroyed’ SC ethics commission letter continues


By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve

First, he said the letter was destroyed.

Now, he contends the letter exists, but only as an unsigned draft.

The Nerve can show, however, that those claims and others by State Ethics Commission Executive Director Herb Hayden are not true or misleading.

A bit of background: On Sept. 5, The Nerve submitted a request under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act to Hayden for a copy of an Aug. 28 letter written by Cathy Hazelwood, the commission’s deputy director and chief attorney, to Gov. Nikki Haley.

In that letter, Hazelwood directed Haley, a Republican, to reimburse the state for the costs of travel for her and her campaign staff to attend a fundraising event on June 27 at a North Carolina resort for a group with ties to GOP N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory.

at The Nerve.

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