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Feb 24th 2020

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Feb. 21, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Jacob Marc Eveler, age 24, of Taylors, SC, and Joseph Samuel Langford, age 52, of Greenville, SC, on 18 total charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office made the arrests. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the Eveler investigation.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Feb. 20, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson today joined a bipartisan coalition of 42 state and territory attorneys general in supporting H.R. 4421, the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that will prevent a corporation from filing for bankruptcy in a District that it believes would be more favorable on issues to the debtor’s advantage—a practice known as “forum shopping”—when the corporation’s principal place of business or assets are located in a different district, which imposes a burden on states and other creditors who may have to travel and incur significant expenses…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Feb. 19, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Corey Russell Lockaby, age 29, of Greenwood, SC, on eight charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations, both 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) which led them to Lockaby. Investigators state Lockaby…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Feb. 18, 2020 – A federal judge has ruled that South Carolina’s lawsuit to block offshore drilling off the coast of South Carolina can move forward. United States District Judge Richard Gergel issued the written opinion Tuesday, February 18th. The federal government had asked that South Carolina’s lawsuit be dismissed. “I would like to thank Judge Gergel for allowing South Carolina’s claims to go forward,” Attorney General Alan Wilson said. “This case is vital to South Carolina and its beautiful coastline and natural resources.” Then-President Obama issued an executive order withdrawing Outer Continental Shelf Lands belonging to…

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  • (COLUMBIA, SC) – Feb. 18, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today the unsealing of a thirteen count indictment and a two count indictment by South Carolina State Grand Jury regarding allegations of public corruption in the office of suspended Colleton County Sheriff Robert A. Strickland, Jr. Sheriff Strickland, 40, had previously been suspended from office by Order of Governor McMaster, following Strickland’s indictment on November 21, 2019 by the Colleton County Grand Jury for Domestic Violence 2nd Degree. On February 13, 2020, the State Grand Jury issued indictments of Sheriff Strickland for the following offenses: 1….

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Feb. 13, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Joel Daniel Seaman, age 29, of Goose Creek, SC, on 10 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Goose Creek Police Department made the arrest.     Investigators state Seaman possessed multiple files of child pornography.     Seaman was arrested on February 10, 2020. He is charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree (§16-15-410), a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment on each count.  …

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Feb. 11, 2020 – Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that a Georgetown man was sentenced on Monday in Greenville County for committing securities fraud that netted over $550,000. According to court records, Kevin Vernon Robinson, 47, of Golf Drive in Georgetown, South Carolina took over $550,000 from at least 15 investors by lying and creating false documents that indicated he had developed safety bracelets which were to store medical and location information that could be easily accessed should a child or senior wearing a bracelet become ill or missing. Attorney General Wilson, who also serves as the…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Feb. 5, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Jonathan Franklin Gillikin, age 36, a current resident of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, on one charge connected to the dissemination of obscene material to a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Marion 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 case.    Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Feb. 3, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Benjamin Wayne Johnson, age 58, of Landrum, S.C., on three charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, and the Landrum Police Department assisted with the investigation and arrest.   Investigators state Johnson solicited and received multiple files of child pornography.     Johnson was arrested on January 27, 2020….

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