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Former Horry County Rep. indicted as part of State House corruption probe

(SC Statehouse photo of Tracy Edge)

Ex-Horry County state representative Tracy Edge has been indicted on criminal conspiracy, misconduct in office and perjury charges, according to WACH FOX in Columbia.

Edge represented House District 104, which covers the Cherry Grove and Little River areas of northern Horry County and west toward the Loris area, and, during his time in office, was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

The indictment comes as part of an ongoing probe into State House corruption. Four others were also indicted on Wednesday, including South Carolina political consultant, Richard Quinn.

Quinn was indicted on criminal conspiracy and illegal lobbying charges, WACH reports.

Quinn's client list included Gov. Henry McMaster, Attorney General Alan Wilson, U.S. Rep .Joe Wilson, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, U.S. Sen. John McCain, and former Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell.

Former House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Harrison was indicted on criminal conspiracy and misconduct in office charges.

Right now, the 66-year-old Columbia attorney is the director of the South Carolina Legislative Council which provides research and legal services to the General Assembly.

Grand jurors also issued new indictments for two lawmakers already facing charges.

Rep. Rick Quinn, the elder Quinn's son, was charged with criminal conspiracy. Sen. John Courson was charged with statutory misconduct in office. Both men already faced other misconduct charges and are currently suspended.

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