SC Lieutenant Governor Resigns amid Criminal Probe

Friday, 09 Mar 2012 11:30 AM

 

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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.

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