Thursday, May 16, 2013
Video has group's leader explaining the dealings with IRS.
The IRS scandal that has rocked Washington, DC and the Obama Administration has also affected groups in South Carolina. Reports last week revealed that the IRS had specifically targeted conservative groups for more rigorous vetting of non-profit status than usual. Subsequently, the IRS confirmed that right-leaning groups seeking 501(c)4 status were in fact put under greater scrutiny. The temporary director of the IRS resigned yesterday in the wake of the revelations. At least two conservative groups in South Carolina were among those targeted, one in Myrtle Beach and one in Laurens County. Joe Dugan of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party spoke about his experience at a press conference this morning in Washington, DC. Yesterday, Dianne Belsom, the …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Reginald Smith faces up to 20 years in prison.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Logan Smith, two unidentified sources named as defendants in lawsuit.
The Sikh Religious Society, led in part by the family of Gov. Nikki Haley, is suing The Palmetto Public Record and its editor, Logan Smith for defamation and civil conspiracy for its reporting of rumors regarding a supposed IRS investigation into the organization's finances and the governor. In March, Smith reported that two well-placed sources had indicated that an indictment of Haley was imminent for her role in alleged financial misdeeds at the Sikh Religious Society that allegedly put the group's tax-exempt status in jeopardy. Haley was never indicted. The lawsuit, obtained by the Free-Times, names The Palmetto Public Record, Smith and his two anonymous sources as defendants. Butch Bowers, who also represents Haley, is representing …
Friday, March 30, 2012
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley gets vindication over indictment allegations
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley released a copy of a letter she received from the IRS stating it determined an investigation into the Sikh Society of South Carolina was not warranted for the 2009 tax year. "As we said from the very beginning, there was not an ounce of truth to any of these accusations – they were totally contrived, totally false, and it is a tremendous shame that once again the good names of the governor and her family were dragged through the mud by a media all too eager to believe anonymous sources and unaccountable bloggers," Haley Spokesman Rob Godfrey said in a statement released to media outlets across the state. The letter reads in part: After further consideration of your organization, we have detennined an examination is …