• Suspended Florence County Sheriff Boone Indicted by State Grand Jury on new charges

    Charged with Misconduct in Office and State Campaign Ethics Violations

  • SC Attorney General’s Office and SC Restaurant and Lodging Association Partner to Combat Human Trafficking

    Hospitality industry members will get training on safe response protocols and raising awareness

  • South Carolina Attorney General one of 44 State Attorneys General Urging Congress to Pass the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act

    Veteran Treatment Courts are diversionary court processes, similar to drug and mental health courts, used for minor, non-violent offenses

  • South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force Annual Report
  • South Carolina's Chief Criminal Prosecutor
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Nov 20th 2019

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  • (COLUMBIA, SC) – Nov. 18, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the State Grand Jury returned indictments against suspended Florence County Sheriff William Kenney Boone.  He was charged with one count of Misconduct in Office and three counts of Campaign Ethics Violations. The misconduct offense is a common law misdemeanor, punishable by up to ten years in prison.  The ethics violations are statutory misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine no less than $5,000 and not more than five hundred percent of the amount of contributions that should have been reported. The…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 18, 2019 – Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force and the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association have partnered in the fight against human trafficking in our state. Together, they will focus on training members of the hospitality industry, ensuring businesses have safe response protocols, and continuing to bring awareness about the crime. The South Carolina Office of the Attorney General leads the State Task Force that utilizes a multi-sector and regional approach to bringing awareness of human trafficking while preventing and prosecuting cases. The Task Force is comprised…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 14, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Corey Abram Weston, age 39, of Goose Creek, SC, on seven 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 Goose Creek Police Department, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this arrest.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Weston. Investigators state Weston possessed multiple files…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 14, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that a Greenville County man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for soliciting a minor and for creating and possessing child pornography. Bunky Balcombe, represented by Randy Chambers and Rachel Kepley, pleaded guilty on November 12, 2019, to one count of Criminal Solicitation of a Minor; one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, 3rd degree; and one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, 1st degree, in front of Judge Letitia Verdin in Greenville County. “Child pornography is not only a menace to…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 13, 2019 —South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, along with a bipartisan coalition of 43 other state and territory attorneys general, is urging Congress to further support Veteran Treatment Courts by passing the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019. Veteran Treatment Courts are diversionary court processes, similar to drug and mental health courts, used for minor, non-violent offenses. These courts pair veterans with mentors to address substance abuse and mental health issues and assist veterans with obtaining United States Veterans Administration benefits that can help them with treatment and employment. There are currently over 450…

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  • (COLUMBIA, SC) – Nov. 8, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today that the South Carolina State Grand Jury has issued a round of indictments in the drug trafficking case known as “Prison Empire.” The investigation alleges much of the drug trafficking was run and facilitated by current and former inmates though the use of contraband cell phones in South Carolina prisons, along with their confederates on the outside. Most of the drugs allegedly being trafficking in the case were methamphetamine, but there are also cocaine and marijuana charges in the case as well. Additionally, there are a…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) –  Nov. 7, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that nine people have been arrested after an 18-month investigation in Richland County for allegations they defrauded the South Carolina Medicaid Program.   New Outlook Second Chance, a Medicaid Provider, provided behavioral health services to both children and adults in Columbia and Sumter. Owners Bethena Jackson (55) and Pearl Griffin (58), as well as former employees Ruth Henry (59), Kimberlee Morris (53), Shaneka Smith (28), Brittany Smith (30), Onyara Memminger (39), Charrise Robertson-West (39), and Jewel Coleman (51) were all arrested as a result of the…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 7, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Daniel Perez, age 25, of Charleston, 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, Charleston Police Department, Mount Pleasant Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations, all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this investigation and arrest.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 6, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Samuel Edward Swim, Jr., age 55, of Dalton, GA, on 11 charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation leading to this arrest. Investigators with the Whitfield County (GA) Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshal’s Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations assisted with this arrest in Dalton, GA. All three agencies work with the Georgia ICAC Task Force.   Investigators state Swim solicited a person he believed to…

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