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UPDATE: Ethics Commission to Probe Haley Campaign Finances

The Associated Press reports a hearing is set for July 18

The State Ethics Commission has opened a public inquiry into Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign finances, according to a story reported by the Associated Press.

A hearing is set for July 18.

AP reports the complaint accuses Haley of failing to maintain proper records of donors' occupations and didn't disclose the addresses of six contributors.

Patch contacted Haley's spokesman at the Governor's Office, but was referred to the Haley for Governor campaign office. This afternoon, Marisa Joye Crawford from the Haley for Governor campaign released the following statement:

"Of the more than 7,000 donors to the campaign, we were unable to find the addresses for two of them, donations totaling $326.78. We've worked with the State Ethics Commission, and we have agreed to treat those contributions as ‘anonymous’ and transfer those contributions to the Children's Trust Fund."

John Rainey's lawsuit alleged that Haley violated multiple ethics laws, including illegally lobbying for her former employer, Lexington Medical Center, while she was a state representative.

shifafa April 10, 2012 at 06:58 PM
I am absolutely against ALL Cons but this is a bit over the top. "...the complaint accuses Haley of failing to maintain proper records of donors' occupations and didn't disclose the addresses of six contributors." If this is all you got, fuggitaboudit!
Ken April 10, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Somebody needs to launch a probe into why this woman is allowed to run all over the country on a self-promotion tour for her book instead of actually doing the job the taxpayers are paying her to do.
Lee Little April 11, 2012 at 07:29 AM
And what would be the party affiliation of the complainant?
Tonto April 12, 2012 at 11:58 PM
They should focus on Obama's fake birth certificate - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CCVp7-7rdoM
Robert Kelly April 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM
If there were any question about Obama's natural born citizenship status, you can be sure Lindsey Graham would be leading an impeachment charge. No one with any level of credibility or stature doubts his status, it is just the wacko fringe nuts who perpetuate it. Don't let them lead you down the conspiracy madness trail!

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