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Former SC circuit solicitor Dan Johnson sentenced to 1 year in prison, ordered to pay restitution

Published: Jun. 4, 2019 at 6:15 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Former Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson has been sentenced in federal court on Tuesday.

Johnson was sentenced to one year and a day in prison, ordered to pay $19,270.80 in restitution to Kershaw County, and will have to serve three years of supervised probation after his release. This sentence will run concurrent to any state sentence. If he has good behavior, he’ll get 54 days off that sentence.

He will be given a payment plan for the restitution.

In February, Johnson pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges. According to officials, Johnson was accused using Bank of America credit cards intended for use on law enforcement-related expenses to pay for “travel, vacations, romantic liasons, medical expenses, and double-reimbursements for military training.”

Prosecutors say he spent more than $44,000 in taxpayer money and used it for personal expenses over the course of three years.

Prosecutors anticipated that Johnson spending between 12 and 18 months in jail.

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Posted by WIS TV on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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