A Lowcountry Republican Party official and former Statehouse candidate is in trouble with the law after his indictment by a Dorchester County grand jury earlier this week.
The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office said that county GOP chairman Jordan Bryngelson turned himself in Tuesday after an indictment on one count of forgery.
The accusation stems from Bryngelson’s business dealings through his Ridgeville company, Bryngelson Construction. According to an incident report, one of the company’s suppliers Blue Line Rental filed a complaint claiming Bryngelson had forged one of its representatives’ signature on a construction document in June. Blue Line maintained Bryngelson then received $2,500 that should have been paid to the rental company instead.
Bryngelson referred all questions in the case to his attorney, but the Summerville Journal-Scene reports the former candidate included a line from Proverbs in an email: “The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.”
The document in question was a final lien waiver, which is commonly used by construction contractors. The document signifies that the contractor has received payment and are waiving any future lien rights to the property.
Bryngelson ran for the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012, but lost in the Republican primary.