No Decision Made In Quinn Attempt To Remove Pascoe

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)– A personal recognizance bond was set at $50,000 Tuesday morning for former Republican Majority Leader Rep. Richard Quinn.

Quinn is charged with two counts of misconduct in office.

Prosecutors say he took more than $4.5 million from lobbyists without reporting it and acted as a lobbyist while serving as a lawmaker.

In a second hearing, Quinn’s attorneys moved to disqualify special prosecutor David Pascoe and to hold SLED in contempt for not complying with subpoenas. Quinn’s attorneys alleged a taint team of 9 SLED agents raided Quinn and Associates back in March and reviewed private documents between the client and attorney. Pascoe says there are no grounds to remove him from the case.

Quinn is the third lawmaker indicted in connection with Pascoe’s probe into alleged corruption in the State House.

Judge McMahon declared there will be no ruling on Pascoe’s role for now, giving both Quinn and Pascoe until June 5th to submit their briefs on removal to the court.


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