Former Lexington-Richland Five board member fined in ethics inquiry

Kenneth Loveless
Kenneth Loveless(Lexington-Richland Five)
Published: Mar. 28, 2023 at 1:14 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A former Lexington-Richland Five school board member is facing fines after an ethics investigation.

Kenneth Loveless was ordered to pay $1,750 per time he allegedly violated the law. He is ordered to pay $5,250 for three violations plus an additional $900 in administrative fees for a total of $6,150.

Loveless was the subject of an ethics investigation into the handling of subcontract work involving Loveless Commercial Contracting, Inc. and the building of Piney Woods Elementary School.

The State Ethics Commission found Loveless had failed to recuse himself from a governmental decision in which he had a business and economic interest. WIS has embedded the full text of the decision below.

Loveless has 10 days from receipt of the order to appeal. WIS reached out to Loveless’ lawyer for comment, but has not received a response yet. WIS will update this story as we learn more.


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