Meet James Burns: State Ethics Commission

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State Ethics Commission nominations

Republican Gov. Nikki Haley has nominated eight people to the State Ethics Commission. Their appointments must be confirmed by the House and Senate.

James Burns: Former deputy legal counsel for the vice chief of naval operations at the Pentagon, staff attorney for Haley’s Commission on Ethics Reform, partner with Nelson Mullins law firm in Columbia

Twana Burris-Alcide: Former prosecutor for the 16th Circuit solicitor’s office, now in private practice in York County
Thomas Miller Galardi: Former chief investigator for the 2nd Circuit solicitor in Aiken

Julie Jeffords-Moose: An attorney at the Turner Padget Law Firm in Florence, focusing on business law
Regina Lewis: Former Maryland state prosecutor, co-founder of Gaffney Lewis & Edwards, a law firm in Columbia

Sherri Lydon: Former federal prosecutor in South Carolina, including Operation Lost Trust, the early 1990s federal investigation of vote-selling by state lawmakers; former chief of the State Grand Jury, including the Carolina Investors/Homegold case, the state’s largest securities fraud case; now in private practice in Columbia

Clisby “Sandy” Templeton: Retired SLED agent who lives at Gray Court
James Warren: Attorney with the Wyche law firm in Greenville, focusing on commercial real estate and economic incentives

To be nominated

Frank Grimball: Haley plans to nominate the attorney with Mullin Wylie law firm in Charleston soon, according to a spokesman

For full article from The State, click here.