A report from the Legislative Audit Council is expected out today, looking into alleged issues at the South Carolina Department of Corrections. The audit was called for by Sumter Senator Phil Leventis, who is calling for Governor Mark Sanford to remove Department Director John Ozmint.
Leventis sent a letter to Gov. Mark Sanford a month ago, and just did so again two weeks later, requesting a meeting with the governor over the allegations.
Ozmint says this is not the first time he has tried to have him removed, and Ozmint says it’s Leventis’ retaliation over something that happened in 2007.
“We terminated two of Senator Leventis’ friends,” said Ozmint. “One was a political associate of his for racial discrimination, among other misconduct and he has testified under oath to that fact and that we should allow them to commit that misconduct merely because they were his friends.”
Leventis disagrees with Ozmint’s assessment.