S.C. Governor Mark Sanford has been accused of 37 ethics law violations.
Columbus, South Carolina (WiredPRNews.com) – The governor of South Carolina Mark Sanford has been accused of 37 ethics law violations. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the violations stem from activities that occurred during his extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina, which he admitted to earlier this year.
As noted in the report, penalties for the civil charges could include $74,000 in fines. Included on the list of charges against Sanford are the allegation that he funded trips to Argentina to see his mistress with taxpayer money.
An attorney for Sanford, Butch Bowers, is quoted by the AP as stating of addressing the allegations at an ethics hearing next year, “We are confident that we will be able to address each of these questions, none of which constitutes findings of guilt and none of which we believe rise anywhere near to the traditional standard of impeachment.”
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