FITSNews Exclusive – Giuliani First Responder Chairman Has Prior Indictment August 31, 2007Posted by fitsnews in 2008 Presidential Primaries.
SOUTH CAROLINA’S JAMES BOWIE WAS INDICTED IN 1992 FOR BREACH OF TRUST
FITSNews – August 31, 2007 – One of GOP presidential contender Rudy Giuliani‘s newly-minted national First Responders’ Chairmen was indicted fifteen years ago by a Lexington County, S.C. grand jury for “breach of trust” related to financial irregularities at the State Fire Academy. James A. Bowie of Irmo, S.C., served as the director of the State Fire Academy prior to taking a job in 1996 with the S.C. Firefighters Association, where he is currently employed. Bowie was announced this Tuesday as one of three co-chairmen of Giuliani’s National First Responders’ Coalition.
The 1992 indictment, reported on at the time by The State newspaper, alleged that Bowie cashed a check for $2,975 that was intended to pay for firefighter training and instead deposited the money into a personal account. From the newspaper’s October 30, 1992 report:
An indictment charging the state Fire Academy’s director with pocketing money intended to pay for fire training is part of a larger pattern of abuse and mismanagement … The state auditor and the State Law Enforcement Division also are reviewing other irregularities at the academy dating to 1986 for possible violations of state law or procedures. A Lexington County grand jury on Monday indicted academy Director James W. Bowie of Irmo on one count of breach of trust.
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