Thursday, July 3, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Bond has been set for three men linked to the federal corruption case of South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff.
A judge on Thursday set $50,000 bond each for restaurant owner Greg Leon, former Lexington Town Councilman Danny Frazier and former South Congaree Police Chief Jason Amodio.
Authorities say Lexington County Sheriff James Metts took bribes from Leon in exchange for releasing his employees who were being detained for being in the country illegally.
Prosecutors say Frazier participated in that scheme and also bribed Amodio in exchange for seized gambling machines.
Metts has pleaded not guilty to charges including bribery, conspiracy and wire fraud. He has been suspended from office and is free on $100,000 bond.
(Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.)