WHEREAS, William Penn Troy, Marion County Councilman, pled guilty to two counts of Failure to Make Income Tax Return, a crime of moral turpitude, and a violation of S. C. Code Ann. Section 12-54-40 (b)(6)(c) (Supp. 1995) on July 22, 1998; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Article VI, Section 8 of the South Carolina Constitution, an officer of a political subdivision of this State who has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude shall have his office declared vacant and the vacancy shall be filled as provided by law.
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers conferred upon me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, I hereby declare the office held by William Penn Troy to be vacant.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 27TH DAY OF JULY, 1998.
DAVID M. BEASLEY
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