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FITSNews Exclusive – S.C. Governor To Be Investigated November 29, 2007

Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics.

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FITSNews – November 29, 2007 – A well-placed source within the S.C. Senate says that a formal investigation of Gov. Mark Sanford’s competitive grants “scandal” will be announced “as soon as the legislature reconvenes (in the second week of January), if not sooner.”

A source of headaches for both the governor and his sparring partners in the S.C. General Assembly, the competitive grants program has been a veritable scandal factory ever since we blew the whistle on its shady dealings eight months ago.

As we mentioned a few weeks back, State Rep. Michael Thompson is sponsoring a bill that would eliminate the program, which was created to foster economic development but has since turned into a legislative slush fund with millions in unauthorized and unaccounted for expenditures.

No word yet on whether or not Sic Willie will be called to testify, but our source for the information indicated that FITSNews was bound to be a hot topic of discussion at the hearings.



1. Mattheus Mei - November 29, 2007

Yes, what the Gov did, I said it a few days back and stand by it, that’s Money Laundering… If the Senate “prooves” it the Federalis ought to pick up ole Marky Mark Sanford under RICO

2. Governor’s grant scandal heating up » The Palmetto Scoop - November 29, 2007

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3. Randy - November 29, 2007

I would not want Jake Knotts after me…it will come to no good end.

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5. Mattheus Mei - November 30, 2007

Well, since the FBI isn’t going to investigate the O-Burg Massacre, they ought to be all over this one. Hell Jake Knotts has done all the work, all they have to do is arrest. Jake Knotts, Palmetto Five-O.

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