South Carolina house speaker’s ethics case goes to grand jury

By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve

When interviewed by The Nerve last September, Bart Daniel, one of South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell’s attorneys, seemed confident about the outcome of a State Law Enforcement Division investigation of his client.

“We have been cooperating fully, and the investigation is sort of wrapping up,” Daniel, a former U.S. attorney for South Carolina, said at the time. “We expect a positive result in the near future.”

But Harrell, the House speaker since 2005 and a House member since 1993, wasn’t in a celebratory mood Monday after Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office announced that the ethics investigation was being referred to the state grand jury.

at The Nerve.

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