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Apr 2nd 2020

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – April 2, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today that former Florence County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Mark Edward Fuleihan has been arrested for an Ethics Act bribery charge. Fuleihan, 48, had served as a Florence County Sheriff’s Deputy since 1995, and was arrested by SLED and HSI agents at the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. Florence County Interim Sheriff William Barnes dismissed Fuleihan from his position prior to his arrest for this offense. The investigation into Fuleihan began with a request from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office after it received information about Fuleihan’s alleged involvement in…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – March 30, 2020 – Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Securities Division of the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General is alerting investors to be on guard against an anticipated surge of fraudulent investment schemes. “In these extraordinary times the health and welfare of all must be our foremost concern, and that includes our financial health. Our primary focus remains on the protection of retail investors,” said Attorney General Alan Wilson. The Securities Division warns investors that the fraudulent schemes launched amid COVID-19 outbreak will not be elegant. “Scammers will begin perpetrating schemes that require little or no…

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  • Updated opinion with additional citations concerning the extraordinary powers of the Governor during a state of emergency. This updated opinion is based upon a new declaration of emergency by the Governor, dated March 28, 2020. Read full opinion

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – March 26, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Craig Douglas Keeling, (age 56), 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, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.   Investigators received multiple CyberTipline reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Keeling. Investigators state Keeling distributed multiple files of child…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – March 27, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Robert Lon Momberger, Jr., age 21, of North Charleston, SC, on five charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Summerville Police Department made the arrest. Investigators with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Service, both also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the arrest.   Investigators state Momberger solicited sex and sexually explicit images from a minor.   Momberger was arrested on March 20, 2020. He…

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RECENT NEWS

  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – March 24, 2020 – Today, the Attorney General’s Office sent a letter providing guidance to the State Law Enforcement Division, local law enforcement, and the public on the enforcement of Gov. Henry McMaster’s executive order for law enforcement to disperse groups of three or more people. You can read the letter here.

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) –  March 20, 2020 – The Attorney General’s Office has reviewed the officer-involved shooting that occurred at Walmart at 1691 J.A. Cochran Bypass in Chester on November 23, 2019. The shooting resulted in the death of 28-year-old Ariane McCree. The Attorney General’s Office commends the State Law Enforcement Division for its thorough investigation into the events that unfolded. A Walmart cashier told investigators he scanned an item for Mr. McCree the morning of November 23rd. McCree took the item, said, “put it on my tab,” and walked out of the store without paying for it. McCree returned to…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – March 19, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Christopher David Jones, age 32, an inmate of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, on 20 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Investigators with the S.C. Department of Corrections Police Services made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Jones. Investigators state Jones possessed files of child pornography.  …

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) –  March 18, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Joel C. Herrick, age 19, of Conway, SC, on five charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Horry County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Herrick. Investigators state Herrick distributed and possessed files of…

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