Tuesday, June 19, 2007

SC Treasurer Thomas Ravenel charged with cocaine distribution

WOW.....this is breaking news today at 5pm.

State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel has been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, federal and state authorities announced at a news conference at SLED headquarters this afternoon.

The Charleston Republican raised millions of dollars to unseat long-term Democratic incumbent Grady Patterson in November.

Ravenel, 44, is a millionaire real estate developer and the son of Arthur Ravenel Jr., a powerful South Carolina politician who served in the General Assembly and the U.S. House.

3 comments:

Cash said...

First, a SLED agent involved in cockfighting. Then, a Lt. Governor who can't drive the speed limit. Now, a State Treasurer who deals drugs on the side. What next?

Smart Neck said...

Corrupt politicians are a dime a dozen in SC

Snow white said...

what is a few lines among friends?