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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rep. Kris Crawford: McMaster Committed Prosecutorial Misconduct

Did South Carolina's attorney general abuse his authority for political gain when he made a comparison statement concerning his office's investigation of Nikki Haley's tax problems and that of Rep. Kris Crawford?


McMaster, who campaigned for Haley after losing to her in the primary, has said he couldn't make specific comments on a case (Crawford's) being prosecuted by his office but added, "If I believed Ms. Haley had broken the criminal law, I would not be here." Rep. Kris Crawford, (R) Florence thinks McMaster has abused his authority and a judge has ruled in his favor. McMaster must now turn over to the court all correspondence between his office and Haley's campaign pertaining to the Crawford case. 


"COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s attorney general was ordered Tuesday to turn over any correspondence between his office and the governor-elect in the case of a Republican legislator who accuses them of trampling his right to a fair trial.
Rep. Kris Crawford of Florence argues Attorney General Henry McMaster and Gov.-elect Nikki Haley inappropriately discussed his case in an attempt to separate Haley from Crawford’s tax woes. Crawford, the Legislature’s only doctor, was charged in April with failing to file state income tax returns for 2004 to 2007 on time." Full story

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