A former Greenville County deputy has been charged in connection with accepting money and other items in exchange for providing sensitive law enforcement information.
Brendan Shea Smith, 45, has been charged with misconduct in the office, malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance, a charge that can carry up to 10 years in prison upon conviction.
Smith has also been charged with public official misconduct in office, according to State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry.
Smith willfully and dishonestly received money and other items of value from Izzat Khalil, according to an arrest warrant. Khalil was known to Smith as a repeat offender/violator of South Carolina gaming and gambling laws.
In return for receiving this money and other items of value, Smith provided Khalil with information, including but not limited to ongoing investigations regarding Khalil and his illegal gambling practices, according to an arrest warrant.
Smith was booked into the Greenville County Detention Center, according to Berry.