Friday, October 14, 2022

McKie Ethics Debt - Still $57,100


What is Amelia McKie doing about settling her $57,100 debt with the South Carolina Ethics Commission?

When the Ethics Commission filed a judgment against her in Richland County Common Pleas Court on July 10, 2019, her debt was $51,700. Now it's $57,100. (No, this is not a typo.) And it may go up next Thursday, if she is found liable on another violation of ethics laws.

McKie's debt is owed for Default Years 2016, 2020 and 2021.

Why isn't she paying? She seems to have money for new clothing, hair styling, pearls, jewelry.

And more importantly, why isn't the South Carolina Department of Revenue, which is the State's collection agent, pursuing collection?

If she hasn't been paying on her debt during her term of public office, what is the chance that she will pay on it after she leaves office next month? Somewhere between slim and none would be my guess.

Remember her frequent statements during the past month that she will fulfill her duties as long as she is a sitting member of the board?

What about her ethical responsibility to pay off this debt?

Out of 26 pages of debtors, McKie is Number 10 on the Debtors' List. 

This is the person elected by the board (majority) last June to be Board Vice Chair. This is the trustee-elect who, after she was re-elected in November 2018, never took the oath-of-office legally for the current term-of-office.

How much do the Top Ten owe? 
which is 44% of the Total Debts of $2,751,668.

Presenting ... the Richland 2 Clown Show

Be absolutely sure to watch this video, which was published yesterday. The Richland 2 Clown Show!

See it at

Everything is there but the clown car.

Somebody spent a lot of time culling through livestream videos and putting this 35-minute video together. It shows the chaos of the school board. Be sure to see the segments when Teresa Holmes continually interrupts board members who are speaking.

One of Teresa's most-memorable statements occurs on September 22, 2021, when Trustee Agostini is calling a Point-of-Order. After Agostini's third call Teresa says, "Mrs. Agostini, I AM the point-of-order at this point. I'm talking...". See that, starting at 6:00.

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