• State Grand Jury Indicts Two Prison Guards for Alleged Involvement in Smuggling Contraband within South Carolina Prisons

    Former SCDC officers accused of being part of conspiracy

  • State Grand Jury Investigation into Alleged Cocaine and Crack Trafficking Results in Indictment of 13 People

    Indictments are a result of a State Grand Jury investigation into a multi-county cocaine trafficking organization that was largely operating in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

  • Court reduces legal fees in SCE&G case and returns more money to ratepayers

    Judge cites "strong advocacy of the Attorney General" for reduction.

  • South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force Annual Report
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Jul 20th 2019

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  • (COLUMBIA, SC) – July 18, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today that the South Carolina State Grand Jury has issued an additional indictment in the case known as “Cash Cow”, involving allegations of sophisticated and highly lucrative conspiracies to smuggle large amounts of contraband into the South Carolina prisons. The indictment alleges that Carmen Amelia Carpenter, a former SCDC Lieutenant at the Turbeville Correctional Institution, and Chesley Lavon McFadden, a former SCDC Sergeant at the Turbeville Correctional Institution, used their “position[s] as correctional officer[s] to facilitate the unlawful introduction and distribution of contraband into a prison…

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  • (COLUMBIA, SC) – July 15, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that 13 people have been indicted as a result of a State Grand Jury investigation into a multi-county cocaine trafficking organization that was largely operating in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.  The State Grand Jury returned indictments alleging a conspiracy to traffic cocaine dating back to January 2011, and a conspiracy to traffic crack cocaine dating back to January 2015.  The State Grand Jury also indicted for various other offenses related to trafficking of cocaine and crack, including distribution of cocaine, distribution of crack, possession of…

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  • (COLUMBIA,S.C.) – July 2, 2019 –  South Carolina’s Attorney General’s Office is participating in a blood drive coordinated by the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) to promote NAAG’s 2019 presidential initiative on emergency and crisis management. Sixteen state attorneys general are partnering with local blood donation centers to host blood drives from late summer through early fall. South Carolina’s blood drive will be held on Friday, July 12th on the first floor of the Dennis Building on the Statehouse grounds from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.   South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said, “Blood donors are literally lifesavers…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – June 28, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Brian Lee Glidden, (age 33) of  Ladson, SC, on six charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.  Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest.  Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, Charleston Police Department, and Mount Pleasant Police Department, all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this investigation.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – June 28, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Daniel Wayne Lindler (age 39) of  Lexington, SC, on 13 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.  Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest.  Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), United States Secret Service, and United States Probation, all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the execution of the search warrant and arrest.   Investigators state Lindler distributed and possessed files of child pornography.  …

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – June 25, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Daniel Scott Pilecki (age 20) of  Mount Pleasant, SC, on 19 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.  Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Mount Pleasant Police Department made the arrest.  Investigators with  the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), both also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.   Investigators state Pilecki invaded the privacy of others without their knowledge or consent, and possessed multiple files of child pornography.     Pilecki…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – June 12, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested 36 suspected child sex offenders in South Carolina as part of Operation Broken Heart. “I am proud of the effort by all involved with this Task Force,” said Attorney General Alan Wilson. “Protecting our children from Internet predators requires a collaborative effort by local, state and federal agencies working together to investigate and prosecute these offenders, as well as educate parents and their children.”   The two-month national operation was conducted during the months of April…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – June 12, 2019 – A Circuit Court judge has signed an order reducing the legal fees going to lawyers for SCE&G ratepayers, which means millions of dollars more will go back to the ratepayers. Judge John Hayes signed the order late Tuesday reducing the legal fees from $66 million to $51 million. Attorney General Alan Wilson had argued for the legal fees to be reduced, citing the fact that his office’s work was the main catalyst for settling the lawsuit and that the state’s work greatly reduced the amount of work that needed to be done by…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – June 6, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined a 44-state coalition led by Connecticut Attorney General William Tong in a motion today to unseal their complaint against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers. The complaint, filed on May 10 in U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, alleges a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition and unreasonably restrain trade for more than 100 different drugs. “We announced our part in this lawsuit last month and now we want people to be able to see…

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