SC governor suspends Clemson councilwoman

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CLEMSON, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has suspended a city councilwoman accused of falsely claiming her daughter had cancer to solicit money.

Multiple media outlets report Clemson City Council member Elouise James was removed from her post Friday.

She has said none of the allegations are true, and the case is a farce.

James was arrested in September on charges including exploitation of a vulnerable adult and obtaining goods by false pretenses.

Prosecutors say she lied about her daughter to get her out of legal trouble. Prosecutors say she even forged a letter from a cancer center in an unsuccessful attempt to keep authorities from pursuing forgery charges. She's also accused of using a power of attorney to get a reverse mortgage on her mother's home.

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guess who
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guess who 10/31/09 - 02:33 pm
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he need to suspended his

he need to suspended his self,for cheating on his wife. lol

guess who
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guess who 10/31/09 - 02:34 pm
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he lie about a lots of thing

he lie about a lots of thing

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 10/31/09 - 02:35 pm
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Don't worry about her.

Don't worry about her. She'll be hired by the Obama administration with THOSE qualifications.....Now if she only cheated on her taxes too, she could be a czar.

momma mia
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momma mia 10/31/09 - 04:10 pm
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A liar suspending a liar.

A liar suspending a liar. See the irony here?

concernednative
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concernednative 10/31/09 - 04:16 pm
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A liar suspending a liar for

A liar suspending a liar for lying. That a mouthful.

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Lumbarsupport 10/31/09 - 04:50 pm
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The tools of government

The tools of government mobilized against a crusading African American out to provide Change and Hope for her community. Is this really happening in 2009? For shame.

whocareswhatyouthink
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whocareswhatyouthink 10/31/09 - 09:51 pm
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humbleopinon, and if she

humbleopinon, and if she cheated on her husband, she could be a Republican.....

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KSL 10/31/09 - 10:59 pm
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Momma mia. Who cheated who

Momma mia. Who cheated who and out of what?

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