Feb 06, 2023

Attorney General Alan Wilson announces $650,000 settlement with Centaurus Financial, Inc., Ricky Mantei, and Mantei & Associates, LLC

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Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today that a securities broker-dealer and its agent in Lexington have settled allegations that they violated state securities laws and will pay $650,000 in penalties.

Feb 02, 2023

Attorney General Alan Wilson joins letter to CVS and Walgreens over distribution of abortion pills

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In an effort to uphold the laws as written and defend the welfare of women and unborn children, Attorney General Alan Wilson has joined a coalition of 20 state attorneys general to CVS and Walgreens informing them that their announced plan to use the mail to distribute abortion pills is both unsafe and illegal.

Jan 31, 2023

Anderson Man Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Material* Charges

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Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Douglas Edward Lunsford, 67, of  Anderson, S.C., on 20 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.

Jan 31, 2023

Attorney General Alan Wilson announces Greenville man sentenced to 10 years for sexual exploitation of minors

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Attorney General Alan Wilson announces that Seth Bruce of Greenville County has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the sexual exploitation of children.

Jan 30, 2023

Tennessee Man Arrested on Criminal Solicitation of a Minor Charges

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Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Robert Walkup, 51, of Murfreesboro, TN, on four charges connected to the attempted sexual exploitation of a minor.

Jan 27, 2023

Lexington Men Arrested on Criminal Solicitation of a Minor and Related Charges

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Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Sheldon Blake Chavis, 24, and Steven Michael Blendowski, 36, of Lexington, S.C., on seven total charges connected to the attempted sexual exploitation of a minor.

Jan 27, 2023

Attorney General Alan Wilson announces $45 million settlement with financial services company Nexo for sales of unregistered securities

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Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today that digital-asset financial services companies, Nexo Inc. and Nexo Capital Inc., have settled allegations they broke South Carolina law by offering and selling unregistered securities.

Jan 27, 2023

Upstate Men Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Material* Charges

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Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Billy Ray Bennett, 46, of Lancaster, S.C., and Jordan Stephan Blackwell, 20, of Gaffney, S.C., on eight total charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors.

Jan 25, 2023

Attorney General Alan Wilson leads the multistate charge against contraband cell phones

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After busting a Mexican cartel drug ring that was facilitated in large part through contraband cell phones, Attorney General Alan Wilson leads a multistate effort to call on Congress to pass legislation giving states the authority to jam illegal cell phones in prisons.