AG blasts solicitor for handling corruption case

The state attorney general says he has lost faith in a solicitor leading an investigation into corruption at the State Capitol.

Alan Wilson says Solicitor David Pascoe overstepped his bounds when he tried to open a Grand Jury probe without notifying Wilson first.

Grand Jury law requires signatures from the chief of the State Law Enforcement Division and Attorney General Wilson before a probe can proceed.

Wilson also says Pascoe tainted the case by not making sure court filings were sealed and he may have been responsible for leaking information to the media.

“Multiple leaks to the media as well as unlawfully attempting to initiate a state grand jury investigation behind our backs have made trust impossible and has tainted Mr. Pascoe as the prosecutor on this matter,” said Wilson.

Pascoe did not return calls for comment, but was quoted as saying he will not step down from the case unless the state Supreme Court requests it.

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