We are hearing the town of Awendaw may be missing money from its public coffers as important bills are not being paid on time.
According to several sources who have contacted us, the town missed its required payment of approximately $270,000, due March 1st to Charleston County for fire service, and nobody’s giving any answers.
Money for the fire service payment comes from a special fire tax district that was set up by town voters to levy taxes, specifically for fire service.
However, payments due to Charleston County from the town of Awendaw have been in arrears for some years. See PDF file attached below.
When inquiries were made to find out about the late payment, vague references were made by town officials that the money ‘went into the water fee.’
According to our sources, there are other difficulties in tracking facts down as record keeping is less than adequate, with respect to town business, and town ordinances have yet to be codified into an easy-access system.
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A month ago, we reported that Lexington attorney and chief magistrate judge John Rakowsky was a defendant in a lawsuit filed in Las Vegas, Nevada federal court, Case No. 2:12-cv-02161-GMN-CWH.
The lawsuit is for Breach of Contract, Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Intentional Misrepresentation and Conversion of Property. The Plaintiff is Center for Legal Reform (CLR), a Nevada Non-profit Corporation as successor in trust to Resolution Settlement Corporation (RSC), a former Nevada corporation, which provided expense funds to Rakowsky for a case called Southern Holdings.
The Nevada case has the potential to fully expose the South Carolina legal system as a good ole boys club that protects its own at the expense of the law, fairness and justice.
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