State Assistant AG Fired After Inappropriate Cemetery Visit

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A 66-year-old deputy assistant attorney general is now no longer employed by South Carolina after a police officer noticed him and another person engaging in an unspecified activity in a "secluded part of a downtown cemetery."

He and the 18-year-old woman with him, an employee of the Platinum Plus Gentleman's Club, gave conflicting stories about what they were doing in the cemetery, Officer Michael Wines wrote in his report, though he did not elaborate.

South Carolina's governor at least went to Argentina to conduct his shenanigans (although he first claimed he had been hiking the Appalachian Trail), but the state has apparently instituted a zero-tolerance policy for lower-ranking government officials.  Saying he had received further "credible information" about the incident, McMaster fired the assistant AG before the day was out.

Just to clarify official policy for his other subordinates, McMaster was quoted as saying that "such a trip to the cemetery 'would not be appropriate, at any time, for an assistant attorney general.'"  Please make a note of it.

Link: AP via