Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The South Carolina Supreme Court has reprimanded a magistrate for the following:
Respondent attended an Horry County Bar reception in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. At the reception, respondent made an inappropriate comment to a law student attending the reception. In addition, respondent had a cell phone at the reception which contained an inappropriate image that was viewed by the law student and others attending the reception. Respondent regrets his conduct.
On August 2, 2010, the Court placed respondent on interim suspension as a result of his conduct at the reception. Respondent has since retired from his judicial position.
The discipline was imposed by consent. (Mike Frisch)