Attorneys general frequently notify public of state grand jury investigatons

  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014

It has been widely reported that some members of the South Carolina Supreme Court and others expressed surprise that the attorney general's office issued a press release when the investigation of South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell was referred to the state grand jury. It was stated by one justice that attorneys general have never made press announcements when referring cases to the state grand jury. In response to those media reports, former Attorney General Charlie Condon issued the following statement:

“As a former attorney general, I felt a moral obligation to set the record straight on this issue. I can absolutely confirm that attorneys general frequently notify the media when referrals are made to the state grand jury. That has been true of every attorney general since the state grand jury was created.

“Such announcements are made whenever possible because the public has a right to know and because it's the best way to inform reporters that you can no longer discuss the case publicly.”

For more information, contact Charlie Condon at 843-884-8146 or charlie@charliecondon.com.


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