S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley's ethics hearing will begin on Thursday to determine if the first female to head the state illegally lobbied for her employers while she was a lawmaker.
The governor has been accused of lobbying illegally for Lexington Medical Center and Wilbur Smith Associates while she served in the House. Haley earned $110,000 annually as a fundraiser for the hospital, and earned $42,500 for her work as a consultant for Wilbur Smith.
Haley, who has vigorously denied any illegality or ethics violations, was not subpoenaed. The first-term governor was interviewed by attorneys for the committee, but Haley hasn't disclosed what was discussed.
The hearing is expected to last two days.
The ethics committee had previously closed the case, but reopened it after it received additional information about Haley's work for the two organizations.