South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell was indicted on Wednesday on nine criminal charges, including misconduct in office and using campaign funds for personal use, a state prosecutor said.
A grand jury also indicted Harrell, a Republican, on a charge of false reporting of candidate campaign disclosures.
“The indictments are mere accusations,” First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe said in a statement. “Mr. Harrell is presumed innocent until proven guilty.”
(Reporting by Harriet McLeod; Writing by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)