South Carolina’s Republican House speaker indicted on nine criminal charges
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)