Indicted SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell, R-Charleston, will have a bond hearing on Monday morning.
Harrell was suspended as House Speaker after a Richland County grand jury indicted him on nine counts related to misusing campaign funds and hiding it from state ethics officials.
The bond hearing is scheduled for 9:00 on September 29 at the Richland County Judicial Center. Circuit Judge John Hayes, III will preside over the hearing, according to a release from the 1st Circuit Solicitor’s Office.
Harrell was indicted after 1st Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe took over grand jury proceedings from state Attorney General Alan Wilson following months of legal proceedings. The suspended Speaker has repeatedly insisted he did not knowingly violate state ethics laws.
State Rep. Jay Lucas, R-Hartsville, has taken over Harrell’s duties as Acting Speaker since September 11.