SC Lt. Governor Ken Ard resigns

Posted March 9, 2012 10:15 am | Filed under Local News

SC Lt. Governor Ken Ard has resigned amid the investigation of his misuse of campaign funds.  Ard released his statement regarding resignation at 10:00am this morning.  After a year-long ethics scandal, including five-month investigation by the SC Ethics Commission,  Ard  was found guilty of 92 campaign finance violations and was ordered to pay more than $60,000 in fines.

Attorney General Alan Wilson and SLED Chief Mark Keel have a news conference this afternoon.

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