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Attorney general: Investigation into SC legislators ongoing

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By MEG KINNARD
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State authorities continue to investigate corruption allegations among South Carolina's legislators.

In an email released Thursday by the attorney general's office, Chief Deputy Attorney General John McIntosh asked the head of the state police agency last month to share results of its investigation into lawmakers when completed.

Attorney General Alan Wilson last year designated Solicitor David Pascoe to head up prosecution against then-House Speaker Bobby Harrell.

Harrell ultimately pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor campaign spending violations and resigned last fall. As part of his plea deal, the Charleston Republican agreed to help in any other investigations into wrongdoing involving the Legislature.

No other lawmakers have been charged, and the names of any legislators under investigation have been redacted from documents released by Wilson and the State Law Enforcement Division.

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