- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A former South Carolina House member spending three years in federal prison for money laundering has been disbarred.

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday revoked Thad Viers’ law license. It had been suspended since 2012, when Viers was charged with harassing an ex-girlfriend.

In 2015, Viers pleaded guilty to money laundering for helping a construction company owner hide assets. Viers is currently in federal prison.

He can apply to get his law license back once he completes his prison sentence. The Supreme Court would have to approve his application.

Viers served in the House for a decade and was a rising Republican star before his harassment arrest.

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This story has been corrected to show Viers was disbarred instead of having his license suspended.

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