Guilty plea is part of a deal in which charges against legislator’s father, powerful political consultant Richard Quinn, were dropped. However, the elder Quinn agreed to cooperate with the ongoing corruption investigation.
At one point, Wilson engaged the Quinns to draft a press release announcing the GOP attorney general from Lexington had fired Pascoe, who is running the investigation into State House corruption, including the Quinns.
The alleged assault had its origins in an angry spat at the State House in a room just off the House of Representatives. State Reps. Jerry Govan and Gilda Cobb-Hunter, both Orangeburg Democrats, were arguing about a local bill.