E.J. Melvin Arraigned on 47 New Charges, Racketeering, Money Laundering wltx.com | Columbia, SC News, Weather and Sports |: "COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Former Lee County Sheriff E.J. Melvin is scheduled to be arraigned on 47 new charges, including racketeering and money laundering.
Court documents show Melvin is to appear on Thursday in federal court in Columbia.
Melvin resigned in May after he and 11 others were charged with conspiring to deal drugs. Prosecutors said in an indictment released last month Melvin abused his office 'by using his position to unlawfully enrich himself and others' by dealing drugs, extorting kickbacks and laundering money. Previous Coverage: Ex Sheriff Released From Jail, EJ Melvin Indicted on Federal Drug Charges"