Prosecutors won’t contend because dangling South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell is due in justice on Thursday, yet dual newspapers contend he is approaching to beg guilty in tie with bungle charges brought opposite him.
First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe pronounced Harrell will be in justice in Richland County during 10:30 a.m. Thursday. He would not contend what a conference is about or give any other information.
But The State and Post and Courier newspapers were stating Wednesday night that Harrell is approaching to beg guilty and renounce from bureau on Thursday. They cited unnamed sources tighten to a investigation.
Harrell was indicted Sept. 10 on 9 charges — dual depends of bungle in office, 6 depends of regulating debate income for personal use and secretly stating debate disclosures. Prosecutors contend Harrell also lied to law coercion about his debate expenses.
Documents lay Harrell paid himself $294,335 from his debate comment between Jan. 1, 2009 and Jan. 10, 2013. About a third of that, or $93,958, went toward his secretly owned airplane. Roughly another third, or $96,381, was reported as reimbursements for legislative travel, yet some of a losses were personal and other sources paid for some of a travel.
One count alleges he reimbursed himself $3,875 for drifting his family and friends to Florida in Mar 2009 in his private craft for a high propagandize ball tournament. His debate disclosures labeled that outing “legislative travel,” justice papers allege.
He also paid from a debate $70,286 to his executive partner for his private word business, a papers allege.
Harrell has denied wrongdoing, observant after his complaint “I have never intentionally disregarded any law.”
Harrell stepped aside as orator shortly after he was indicted. He stays a Republican House member and is seeking re-election.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.