Solicitor will turn internal investigation over to SLED

12/19/2012 12:00 AM

12/19/2012 12:31 AM

Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson is conducting an internal investigation about allegations concerning former Assistant Solicitor Ron Moak.

When the investigation is finished, it will be turned over to SLED and a lawyers’ grievance agency for “any action they deem appropriate,” solicitor’s office spokeswoman Nicole Holland said Tuesday.

Moak, who is based in Kershaw County and was assistant solicitor for 12 years, resigned Dec. 10 as a result of Johnson’s investigation, according to a release Tuesday by Johnson’s office.

Allegations about Moak that led to his resignation involve his alleged intervention in the DUI case of a friend, first to deliver her to the Kershaw County jail and secondly, to request a lowered bond for her, according to Johnson.

Solicitors, who prosecute many DUI cases, need to be impartial in administering justice and to be seen by the public as such, Johnson said.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service