COLUMBIA, S.C. — Gov. Mark Sanford is accused of breaking 37 ethics laws regarding campaign finances and travel, including using taxpayer money for high-priced airplane tickets that took him around the world and to Argentina for a rendezvous with the woman he once called his "soul mate."
The governor's attorney said he looks forward to answering the "technical questions" regarding Sanford's travel and finances at a State Ethics Commission hearing early next year. Details of the civil charges were released Monday and carry a maximum $74,000 in fines.
They came after a three-month investigation by the panel and could be pivotal in a push by some South Carolina lawmakers to remove the Republican governor from office before his second and final term expires in January 2011. The state attorney general is deciding whether Sanford would face any criminal charges.
I can't believe he is still masquerading in public office.
Answer by PsWifey at 8:15 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:11 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
Answer by jesse123456 at 7:28 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
Maybe Sanfor and my former governer, Mike Easley, can share a jail cell.
wHY JUST THE TWO...THERE ARE PLENTY OF POLITICIANS THAT COULD JOIN THEM IN THEIR PROPER HOME!
jUST TRYING TO FIGURE what IS TAKING SO LONG!! i'M NOT SURE WHO MORE OBVIOUSLY DESERVES AT THE VERY LEAST TO LOSE THEIR JOB, HIM OR RENGAL???
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:35 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 7:36 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 7:41 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
Not going to find a defense from me. I think he should have to pay for his crimes.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:05 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 8:12 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
Answer by LiliM at 8:33 PM on Nov. 23, 2009