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Another good reason to wait until politicians died before naming buildings after them…S. C. Sheriff indicted in illegal aliens bribe scheme

United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that James R. Metts (68), of Lexington, South Carolina, was charged by a federal grand jury in a 10-count indictment. According to allegations in the indictment, Metts accepted bribes from friends in return for using his position, power, and influence as sheriff to interfere with the proper identification and processing of certain illegal aliens detained at the Lexington County Detention Center. Two others, Danny Frazier (46) and Greg Leon (47), both of Lexington, South Carolina, have been charged by the state grand jury with bribing Metts.

United States Attorney Bill Nettles was joined in making the announcement by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, Special Agent in Charge David A. Thomas of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Kenneth R. Burkhart of Homeland Security Investigations, and Chief Mark Keel of the State Law Enforcement Division.