S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson is reviewing a state law enforcement report on a complaint alleging that S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell may have violated ethics laws.
Wilson's office received the "voluminous" report Friday, his spokesman Mark Powell said.
SLED referred to the document as a "preliminary inquiry" into a complaint against Harrell, Powell said.
Wilson asked SLED to investigate Harrell in February after Ashley Landess, president of the S.C. Policy Council, a libertarian-leaning government watchdog group, filed a complaint with the attorney general saying that Harrell may have violated state ethics laws in using his campaign account and legislative power.
Starting in September 2012, Harrell faced questions about reimbursing himself about $300,000 from his campaign account for flying his private plane on state business -- reimbursements he said he sought direction on from the House Ethics Committee.
In January, Landess said Harrell used his legislative power in 2006 to pressure state regulators to take up a request of his pharmaceutical-repacking business. Landess also said Harrell was wrong to have appointed his brother to a state board that screens judges.
Harrell has denied any wrongdoing, dismissing some of the allegations as political vendettas.
"I’m glad the report is over at the AG’s office," he said in a statement. "I’m looking forward to having all of this behind us."