Tuesday, February 11, 2020

McKie Fails to File - Again!

Every quarter, political candidates and office-holders in South Carolina are required to file Campaign Disclosure Reports with the South Carolina Ethics Commission.

Yet again, Richland 2 School Board Trustee (-Elect) Amelia McKie has failed to file!!!

The latest report was due January 10, 2020. As of today, February 11, 2020, at 11:20AM that report has not been filed. Reports are filed electronically.

While I have never filed one, I suspect it might required 90 seconds of a busy person's time to file it.

After McKie was fined $51,750 by the S.C. Ethics Commission, a Judgment was filed last July in the Richland County Common Pleas Court. The S.C. Department of Revenue should be taking action to collect it. Steps can include garnishment of wages, attachment of income tax refunds and, I suspect, seizure of property, including bank accounts, vehicles and real estate.

After McKie found herself in hot water in 2018, she filed many late quarterly and annual returns with the Ethics Commission. She was quite busy on January 9, 2019, according to public records.

She even filed the report due January 10, 2019, on time; on January 9, 2019, as a matter of fact.

The next report was due April 10, 2019, and she didn't file that one until May 8, 2019. What part of $51,750 for filing late does she not understand?

The next report was due July 10, 2019, and she filed that one late, on July 18, 2019.

The next one was due October 10, 2019, and she managed to file that one on-time, on October 10, 2019.

And, just like clockwork, the next one was due January 10, 2020. And that one has not been filed yet.

Filing this one after 30 days will cost her $100.

How can Richland 2 School Board be a "premier school board" with a second-term trustee who won't even file required Ethics forms on time?