Herlong's False Claims are Dangerous and Disqualifying

COLUMBIA, SC - Attorney General Alan Wilson's campaign today made a statement in response to false claims made by William Herlong that the State Grand Jury initiated and resolved no cases in 2015 and only 1 in 2016.

"William Herlong rarely lets facts get in the way of a sensationalist sound bite, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is not qualified for the office he is seeking," said Wilson campaign manager Mark Knoop. He continued, "His lack of knowledge of the process and total disregard for facts and truth show he is not a serious candidate."

According to records maintained by the Clerk of the State Grand Jury, in 2015 and 2016, a total of 175 defendants in 17 cases were brought before the Grand Jury and 19 cases were resolved. In 2018, 225 charges against 88 defendants have already been issued by the State Grand Jury.

Whistle-blower and Berkeley County Councilman Josh Whitley said, "In 2015 and 2016, I saw first hand here in Berkeley County the excellent work Attorney General Wilson and his office does in the State Grand Jury. As an attorney, it's important to me that our Attorney General has a record of effectively prosecuting cases of all types." 

Since being sworn into office in 2011, Alan Wilson and the men and women of the Attorney General's office have prosecuted thousands of crimes involving internet crimes against children, human trafficking, public corruption, and various other crimes, many of which do not fall under the State Grand Jury's purview

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