WHEREAS, Frank Jones, Mayor of the Town of Sellers, has been indicted and convicted by the United States District Court, District of South Carolina, Florence Division, on one count of knowingly and willfully devising and intending to devise a scheme and artifice to defraud and to obtain money from the Town of Sellers, South Carolina, by means of false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1341 and 2; and
WHEREAS, the above-referenced charge is a crime of moral turpitude; and
WHEREAS, Frank Jones is an Officer of the State or its political subdivisions; and
WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 8 of the South Carolina Constitution provides that in case of conviction for a crime of moral turpitude, any officer of the State or its political subdivisions shall forfeit his office and the office shall be declared vacant.
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, I hereby declare the office of Mayor of the Town of Sellers vacant.
This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 10th DAY OF MAY, 1999.
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