Gov. Nikki Haley vehemently denied Thursday that she is in any way connected to a 2011 tax audit of the Sikh temple in Chapin where her parents are leaders.
“It is flat out not true,” Haley said of speculation that has swirled around the State House for weeks that she is tied to the IRS audit of the Broad River Road temple.
“I have never kept their books. I’ve never made deposits. I never signed checks. I never did financial statements,” Haley said.
Haley’s father is president of the temple’s executive committee and her mother is a board member, according to its website.
For more information, read the story on Page A1 of Friday's State newspaper.