Alan Wilson

Attorney General announces Raise in Aid for Families of Murder Victims

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–According to Attorney General Alan Wilson, the South Carolina Legislature has approved a new Proviso, giving additiional aid to murder victims families. Wilson says the proviso raises the amount the “Department of Crime Victim Compensation” can pay towards a funeral and burial for eligible homicide victim claims. They’ll now be able to receive up to $6,500, up from…

Richland County Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – A 33-year-old Richland County man has been arrested on ten charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Joseph Hewitt Tuesday. Wilson said Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department arrested Hewitt on August 24. Investigators with the A.G.’s…

SC Justices Favor Solicitor Over AG in Corruption Case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina’s highest court has handed a defeat to the state’s top prosecutor, ruling a solicitor had the authority to open a state grand jury investigation. The state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Solicitor David Pascoe is empowered to continue his investigation into allegations of corruption at the South Carolina Statehouse. Wilson originally asked Pascoe to…

SC Justices to Decide Prosecutor Dispute in Corruption Case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s highest court is now considering whether a prosecutor other than the attorney general can open a state grand jury investigation. For an hour Wednesday, the state Supreme Court heard arguments from Solicitor David Pascoe and an attorney representing Attorney General Alan Wilson. Pascoe is suing Wilson, saying Pascoe had the authority to open a…

Alan Wilson: Dismiss Special Prosecutor’s Lawsuit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Attorney General Alan Wilson wants South Carolina’s highest court to dismiss a lawsuit from a local prosecutor he appointed to head up an investigation into legislative corruption. Wilson late Tuesday asked the state Supreme Court to throw out a legal challenge from Solicitor David Pascoe, whom he says became powerless when Wilson fired him last month….

SC High Court Rules Prosecutors’ Dispute Can Be Made Public

David Pascoe (TandD Photo) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina’s high court has made public documents in a dispute between Attorney General Alan Wilson and a special prosecutor he appointed to oversee a legislative corruption investigation. The state Supreme Court late Thursday unsealed papers Wilson filed in response to Solicitor David Pascoe. Justices also said all other documents in the…