I was reminded again of Amelia McKie's outstanding ethics fines this week, when I read the article on TheNerve.org about ethics fines of two S.C. State Representatives. You can read that article here.
In 2018 the South Carolina Ethics Commission fined McKie. The total owed, when she did not make a payment by 12/31/2018, was increased. Substantially.
On July 10, 2019 the S.C. Ethics Commission filed a judgment for $51,750 against her in the Richland County Common Pleas Court. Look up Case No. 2019CP4003809 here. When you look at the public court record, you quickly see that there has been ABOLUTELY NO COURT ACTION in almost two years.
Is there any explanation at all why the Ethics Commission isn't pushing for collection? Or why Common Pleas Court Judge is allowing this case to languish on the docket without action? Why doesn't the judge summon the Director of the DOR and demand an answer?
McKie continues to be allowed to sit illegitimately on the Richland 2 School Board. She has never legally taken the oath of office. (Neither has Teresa Holmes.)
Gov. Henry McMaster should start chopping off heads at the S.C. Department of Revenue, which is the State's agent for collecting money owed to the State.
The S.C. Ethics Commission Debtors' List carries almost $3,000,000 in debts. Some of it is really high and really old.
Why not collect it? If debtors have to face garnishment of wages, forfeiture of banking accounts and sale of assets (home, cars, boats, motor homes, vacation homes, etc.), why not? Get busy and collect from these deadbeats.