Rep. Jim Merrill resigns from office day before court appearance - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Rep. Jim Merrill resigns from office day before court appearance on ethics violations

Jim Merrill at at December 2016 court hearing. (Source: WIS) Jim Merrill at at December 2016 court hearing. (Source: WIS)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A state lawmaker has resigned one day before appearing in court.

Charleston representative Jim Merrill submitted his resignation to the SC House Speaker on Thursday.

Merrill is set to face a judge on Friday in connection with a corruption investigation at the State House. He was indicted back in December for misconduct and ethics violations.

He's accused of illegally profiting from his position but denies doing so.

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