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U.S. Attorney announces SC State corruption hearings

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United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced today that two separate hearings will be held on Thursday in connection with a public corruption prosecution involving South Carolina State University and related matters.

The first hearing will be held at 11:00 am before United States District Judge David C. Norton at the Hollings Judicial Center and federal courthouse in Charleston.

The second hearing will be held at 2:30 pm before United States Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey at the Matthew J. Perry federal courthouse in Columbia.

Authorities did not give details on what might be involved in the case, but allegations of illegal activity have swirled around the school for over a year.

In February, the university fired eight administrators for mismanagement as an attorney working with the school said there were accusations of criminal misconduct surrounding the dismissals. The university president stepped down a month later.

Copyright 2013 WIS. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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