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Dec 8th 2016

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    (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, along with Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, today asked President-elect Donald Trump for his assistance to ensure the current administration does not relocate detainees from Guantanamo Bay to their states. In a letter to Trump, the attorneys general request that he “raise this issue personally with President Obama and procure his commitment that the outgoing administration will not seek to close Guantanamo or transfer any current detainees to our homeland.” In November 2015, Attorney General Coffman, Attorney General Schmidt and Attorney General Wilson wrote to…

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    Columbia Man Pleads Guilty in Human Trafficking Case   (COLUMBIA, S.C.) Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that Trevonta Matthews (DOB: 1992) pleaded guilty to multiple charges in a human trafficking case. Matthews of Columbia pleaded guilty on Nov. 1, 2016 to one count of conspiracy to commit human trafficking, four counts human trafficking and four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The Honorable DeAndrea Benjamin sentenced Matthews to 17 years in prison. Once released, Matthews must register as a sex offender. Matthews was indicted by the State Grand Jury on Dec. 9, 2015. On Sept. 10, 2014,…

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    BY: South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson As seen in the Greenville News In South Carolina right now, there are 14,392 registered sex offenders. The sad reality is that these predators are in our state, our cities and even our neighborhoods. As parents, we try to do everything we can to protect our children. However, with the abundance of technology available, predators can reach our children without us ever seeing a warning sign. It’s often hard to believe that heinous crimes such as human trafficking and domestic violence are happening right here in South Carolina, but it’s true. At the…

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    South Carolina’s price gouging statute is in full effect upon notice that Governor Haley issued an executive order declaring state of emergency. Pursuant to state law, price gouging constitutes a criminal violation and an unfair trade practice. The price gouging law (SC 39-5-145) is a general prohibition of unconscionable prices during times of disaster. It is in effect for the duration of the state of emergency. Price gougers can be charged for excessive pricing, a misdemeanor offense punishable with a $1,000 fine and/or 30 days in jail. Please report all suspected instances of price gouging to the Attorney General’s Office: Email: pricegouging@scag.gov…

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    Attorney General Alan Wilson Announces Price Gouging Statute in Full Effect (COLUMBIA, SC) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson today announced that the price gouging statute is in effect upon notice that Governor Haley issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency. “As we prepare for Hurricane Matthew to make landfall in South Carolina, it’s imperative that South Carolinians make necessary preparations and follow safety instructions. Our state is still recovering from the catastrophic damage caused by the floods in 2015, and as we have witnessed before, we will see many neighbors helping each other during this delicate time. However,…

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RECENT NEWS

  • South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson talks with panelists Dr. Ronnie Booth, President, Tri-County Technical College and Scott Dorney, Executive Director, North Carolina Military Business Center. Topics include: Federal Overreach, The MOX Project and Accountability.  

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  • AG Wilson Discusses Overtime Rule Lawsuit with Neil Cavuto  FOX Business Sept. 21, 2016 The lawsuit alleges that the rule, which would allow millions of Americans to qualify for overtime pay, is unconstitutional. According to the White House, the new rule “doubles the salary threshold—from $23,660 to $47,476 per year—under which most salaried workers are guaranteed overtime.” South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined the FOX Business Network to explain why he opposes the overtime rule, set to go into effect on December 1, 2016. “This administration is completely circumventing the rule of law,” Wilson said. “It’s a power grab…

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  • Attorney General Alan Wilson Joins 21 States Challenging  U.S. Department of Labor Overtime Rule   (COLUMBIA, S.C.) South Carolina Alan Wilson today joined a coalition of 21 states in filing a federal court complaint challenging the United States Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. If implemented, the new rule will more than double the minimum salary overtime threshold for public and private workers without Congressional authorization. The rule will force many state and local governments to substantially increase their employment costs. Some governments may be forced to eliminate some services and even lay off employees. The complaint urges the court to…

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  • In Memoriam The South Carolina Silent Witness Story Tuesday, October 4, 2016 10:30 a.m. South Steps South Carolina State House Grounds A solemn ceremony to remember those who died as a result of domestic violence during 2015. During the ceremony, Attorney General Wilson will call the name of each fatal domestic violence victim from the previous year. Friends and family members will place silhouettes on the state house steps which represent the victims. An additional silhouette will represent the unknown victims.

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