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Mar 16th 2018


  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – March 16, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of the following ten individuals on charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors as part of a multistate crackdown among nine Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces across the Southeast.   Anthony Carmichael (age 30), of Marion, S.C., was arrested on March 14, 2018 by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.  He is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree (§16-15-405), a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment; and ten counts of sexual exploitation of a…


  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – March 16, 2018 – Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today that, in light of a lawsuit filed by South Carolina and 19 other States, the federal government has agreed to reconsider rules adopted during the Obama administration that restrict property owners’ use of land. In 2016, federal agencies adopted two new rules that allowed the federal government to designate land as “critical habitat” for an endangered species, even if that species did not presently live on that land and even if the land failed to possess the biological features necessary for the survival of the species.  Alabama…


  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – March 6, 2018 — Today, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and a bipartisan group of 54 state and territorial attorneys general led by Washington and Utah called on congressional leaders to pass legislation supporting victims of child pornography. The bipartisan bill, the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2017, would make it easier for victims of child pornography to obtain restitution. A similar bill passed the U.S. Senate in 2015 but failed to pass the House of Representatives. The letter is directed to House and Judiciary Committee leaders. “Victims of child pornography…


  • (MARION, S.C.)- March 5, 2018-  South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today 125 charges against 24 people in a major drug investigation across three counties in the Pee Dee. The case is known as “Gimme the Loot” and took place in Horry, Marion, and Florence counties. The defendants are charged with various offenses, including trafficking heroin, trafficking cocaine, trafficking crack, trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking marijuana, and money laundering. The investigation was led by the Attorney General’s State Grand Jury section and the State Law Enforcement Division and involved the Marion County Combined Drug Unit, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the…


  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – February 26, 2018 — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has joined a 20-state coalition urging a federal district court in Texas to hold the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate is unconstitutional and to enjoin the entire law. “I’ve always fought for the rule of law and the preservation of freedom and this law is clearly unconstitutional,” Attorney General Wilson said. “The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that Congress cannot force citizens to buy health insurance. I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution so I have to be part of this fight to throw…


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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – February 22, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today a settlement with TK Holdings, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Takata, over allegations that the company concealed safety issues related to its airbag systems which were installed in a wide variety of vehicles. TK Holdings, Inc. filed a bankruptcy case in chapter 11 in June 2017, and its reorganization plan has been confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The consent decree and settlement agreement have been presented to that court for approval. The settlement, reached between the attorneys general…


  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – February 21, 2018 South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and a bipartisan group of attorneys general are asking Congress to pass a law to prevent criminals from hiding evidence on overseas computer servers. In a letter sponsored by Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, and signed by the attorneys general of 34 other States, the National Association of Attorneys General today urged Congress to pass the Clarify Lawful Overseas Use of Data (“CLOUD”) Act. The CLOUD Act would update and amend several provisions of the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”). Under the SCA,…


  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – February 13, 2018 In South Carolina, 868 residents will be receiving checks as part of a lawsuit settlement, Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today. The money is going to people who used the brand-name drug Provigil or its generic equivalent modafinil from June 24, 2006 to March 31, 2012. Provigil, which includes the active ingredient modafinil, is approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve wakefulness in adult patients with excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and shift work disorder. In August 2016, Attorney General Wilson and 47 other state attorneys general…


  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – February 12, 2018 South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined a bipartisan coalition of 56 states and territories today urging Congress to end secret, forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual harassment. Too often employees are required to sign employment contracts containing arbitration agreements mandating that sexual harassment claims be resolved through private arbitration instead of the judicial process. The secrecy surrounding these proceedings can protect serial violators and provide inadequate relief to victims. “Sexual harassment needs to be rooted out of our society. There is no place for sexual harassment at any time or in any…


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