Arraignment set for Frazier, Amodio, Leon

tflach@thestate.comJune 28, 2014 

Bond hearings are set for 10 a.m. July 3 for three men indicted by the State Grand Jury in connection with a corruption probe in Lexington County.

Their arraignments will be before Circuit Judge Robert Hood at the Richland County Judicial Center.

The hearings are for:

• Former Lexington Town Councilman Danny Frazier, accused of bribing suspended Sheriff James Metts so illegal immigrants could keep working and of bribing former South Congaree Police Chief Jason Amodio in exchange for seized gaming machines.

• Restaurant owner Greg Leon, accused of bribing Metts so illegal immigrants facing deportation who worked for him could return to their jobs.

• Amodio for accepting payments in exchange for illegal gaming machines seized by town police.

Frazier worked a few months as a part-time consultant for Metts in 2012.

The former town official also was a political ally of some leaders in South Congaree, a community of 2,300 near Columbia Metropolitan Airport.

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