Ravenel sentencing postponed

By: Tom Campbell Email
By: Tom Campbell Email

January 28, 2008

COLUMBIA, S.C.---The sentencing of former South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel on cocaine charges has been postponed.

No new date has been set yet by U.S. District Judge Joseph Anderson.

Ravenel pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine in September. He could face up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

His plea agreement called for a reduced sentence because he helped prosecutors with their investigation. Ravenel's attorneys argued in court that he should not receive any prison time.

A co-defendant, Michael Miller of Charleston, pleaded guilty to two federal drug charges. Miller admitted selling cocaine to Ravenel.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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  • by abc on Jan 28, 2008 at 05:38 PM
    This is not news. Trial was postponed LAST week. The State reported it on January 15th.
  • by Denise Location: USA on Jan 28, 2008 at 11:11 AM
    Well you know how the saying goes justice delayed.......He may not need prison but he sure need some type of punishment to make him understand that just because you have the money and power to do drugs or sell them you'll pay.
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