WHEREAS, Frank Fuller, the Mayor of Vance, has been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on four counts of distribution of cocaine; and
WHEREAS, these crimes are crimes of moral turpitude; and
WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 8 of the South Carolina Constitution provides in pertinent part, that "[a]ny officer of the State or its political subdivisions, except members and officers of the Legislative and Judicial Branches, who has been indicted by a grand jury for a crime involving moral turpitude or who has waived such indictment if permitted by law may be suspended by the Governor until he shall have been acquitted. In case of conviction the office shall be declared vacant and the vacancy filled as may be provided by law;" and
WHEREAS, Mr. Fuller is an Officer of the State or its political subdivisions.
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers conferred upon me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, I hereby order that Frank Fuller shall be suspended from the office until such time as the charges of Distribution of Cocaine referenced above have 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 3RD DAY OF JULY, 1996.
DAVID M. BEASLEY
JAMES M. MILES
Secretary of State
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