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07/30/04

SC Agriculture Commissioner Suspended

A federal grand jury has indicted South Carolina agriculture commissioner Charles Sharpe on money laundering and extortion charges. They also say Sharpe received some $20,000 to protect a cockfighting ring while serving in the State House in 2002.

Gov. Mark Sanford suspended Sharpe yesterday.

Reported by: Aaron Vogel, avogel@wtoc.com

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