SC Lieutenant Governor Resigns amid Criminal Probe

Friday, 09 Mar 2012 11:30 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

South Carolina's lieutenant governor has resigned amid a criminal investigation into whether he spent campaign money on personal items.

Lt. Gov. Ken Ard said in a letter Friday to Senate leaders and the governor that he was sorry and it was his responsibility to make sure the money was spent correctly.

A grand jury began investigating the 48-year-old Republican in July. Ard has already paid a $48,000 ethics fine for using money from his 2010 campaign to pay for personal items, like clothes, football tickets and a flat-screen TV.

The lieutenant governor is paid $46,545 for the part-time job that includes presiding over the state Senate.

By state law, the Senate President Pro Tem will become lieutenant governor.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

NFL Urges Lame-Duck Congress to Renew Terrorism Risk Insurance

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 20:21 PM

The National Football League has joined a growing coalition of business groups across the country to urge Congress to pa . . .

Alaska Pot Backer Ordered to Comply With Subpoena

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 19:11 PM

A campaign-finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vow . . .

Millions Expected to Shop on Thanksgiving

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 18:32 PM

Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly bec . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved