A judge is still awaiting briefs before scheduling another hearing to decide whether S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson should be disqualified from prosecuting a State Grand Jury investigation of House Speaker Bobby Harrell.
The State Grand Jury office announced Friday that once both sides have submitted briefs arguing their sides of the case, a court date for hearing oral arguments will be scheduled.
Circuit Court Judge Casey Manning asked both sides to submit briefs following a March 21 preliminary hearing in Richland County where both sides made oral arguments on whether Wilson should be removed from Harrell's State Grand Jury investigation.
The investigation follows a State Law Enforcement Division inquiry into allegations that Harrell misused his office and campaign money. After receiving SLED's report, Wilson referred the matter to the State Grand Jury to investigate.
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Harrell's attorneys requested an extension for submitting briefs on March 28, according to the grand jury. Then the Attorney General's office asked for another extension which was granted to both sides.