Cindi Ross Scoppe

October 14, 2012 12:00 AM

Scoppe: More serendipitous enforcement of SC ethics law

WHILE reform groups were fixating over SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell’s flight records, legislative candidates were competing to propose the toughest ethics reforms and Sen. Jake Knotts was spinning his public reprimand as a “clean audit” of his campaign records, the Senate Ethics Committee last month quietly issued its second-ever such reprimand — and, thanks to a Knotts-inspired reform, its first-ever serious fine.

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