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Varnville mayor indicted, suspended

John Fields (Source: South Carolina Law Enforcement Division) John Fields (Source: South Carolina Law Enforcement Division)

VARNVILLE, SC (WTOC) - Hampton County Mayor John Fields was indicted by a grand jury in Hampton County on Jan. 13. Mayor Fields has been suspended by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley until he is either formally aquitted or convicted.

Mayor Fields is charged with misappropriation of public funds.

According to a South Carolina Law Enforcement Division arrest warrant, Fields is accused of unlawfully obtaining more than $1,970 in gasoline between May 25, 2009 and May 5, 2010 for his personal vehicle and billing the town of Varnville.

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