WHEREAS, Georgetta M. Wiggleton, Clerk of the Board of Registration of McCormick County, was indicted by the State Grand Jury of South Carolina for Willful Neglect or Corrupt Conduct in Office on September 12, 1995; and,
WHEREAS, Willful Neglect of Office and Corrupt Conduct in Office are crimes of moral turpitude; and,
WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 8 of the South Carolina Constitution (1895 as amended) authorizes the Governor to suspend an officer of the State or its political subdivisions who has been indicted for a crime involving moral turpitude; and
WHEREAS, Section 8-1-100 of the South Carolina Code of Laws authorizes the Governor to suspend a state or county officer who is indicted for any crime.
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers conferred upon me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, I hereby declare that Georgetta M. Wiggleton shall be suspended from office until such time as the charge of Willful Neglect or Corrupt Conduct referenced above has been resolved, at which time further appropriate action will be taken by the undersigned.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT
SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
THIS 22ND DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1995
DAVID M. BEASLEY
JAMES M. MILES
Secretary of State
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