The House Ethics Committee will make no decisions Tuesday in the case of state Rep. Harold Mitchell, D-Spartanburg, who the legislative ethics panel is investigating on possible misuse of campaign money.
At the start of the meeting, the committee immediately went into closed session for a legal briefing on the case.
After about two hours of deliberation behind closed doors, Rep. Kenny Bingham, R-Lexington and chairman of the Ethics Committee, told media that the committee would take no action in Mitchell's case Tuesday.
Last month, the Ethics Committee reviewed dozens of transactions from Mitchell's account, including cash withdrawals, bank counter checks written to himself, money spent on purposes not clearly related to his campaign and improperly reported contributions and expenses.
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