Tom Young for South Carolina State Senate
Posted in the Aiken Forum
#1 Mar 24, 2012
Aiken County judicial system is corrupt and we hope Tom Young will not reappoing corrupt magistrates Patrick Dorn Sullivan and Tracey Carroll.
Recently Aiken County manager Clay killian, City of Aiken manager R. Pearce, City of Aiken Police Chief, Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt, Municipal Judge for the city of Aiken and County magistrate L. Carrol, Judge Sullivan county magistrate and Municipal judge for New Ellenton gathered at the Chief Magistrate's office for the county, Carl Insley to intimidate/coerce him into signing a hurried up contract for Tracey Carrol to receive $4,116.64 a month to serve as Municipal Judge for the City of Aiken.
Tracey Carroll is a full time magistrate and we are paying her $73,000.00 dollars a year to be a full time Aiken County magistrate. Now we are paying her twice - double dipping.
Sullivan is doing the same, the City of New Ellenton pays him $300.00 per month to be a municipal judge once a month. He receives a salary in excess of $69,000.00 to be a full-time Aiken County magistrate. The City of Aiken pays Aiken County $4,116.64 each month and then the County signs over the check to Judge Carrol (MONEY LAUNDRING). The City denies she is on payroll and does not have benefits. How is this money accounted for? If the city of Aiken and New Ellenton need a Municipal Judge they should hire their on and stop using the county magistrates, The County paid for their training and pays their salary. The cities are getting off cheap by mooching off the county tax payer. Corruption in Aiken County.
#2 Mar 24, 2012
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Supreme Court
In the Matter of County Magistrate Patrick D. Sullivan, Respondent.
Opinion No. 26677
Heard May 27, 2009 Ė Filed June 29, 2009
Senior Assistant Attorney General James G. Bogle, Jr., of Columbia, for Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
Gregory Poole Harris, of Harris & Gasser, of Columbia, and Sherri A. Lydon, of Law Offices of Sherri A. Lydon, of Columbia, for Respondent.
PER CURIAM: In this judicial disciplinary case, respondent Magistrate Judge Patrick Sullivan admits altering a court order and a letter from the Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization (hereinafter ďCLE CommissionĒ). The record supports the recommendation of the Commission on Judicial Conduct (hereinafter ďthe panelĒ), and we retroactively suspend respondent.
Respondent failed to comply with Rule 510, SCACR and report his CLE hours for 2006-07 timely. Therefore, this Court suspended respondent. Subsequently, respondent complied with Rule 510. Thus, the CLE Commission issued respondent a letter finding him in compliance and instructing him to contact this Court to be reinstated. This Court then reinstated respondent by court order, and the court order specifically stated the reinstatement was not retroactive.
Respondent then retook the bench. While conducting bond court, respondent was asked to submit evidence of his reinstatement to the county administrator. Respondent faxed copies of the CLE Commissionís letter finding him in compliance and this Courtís order reinstating respondent. The version of the letter and this Courtís order sent by respondent were altered. Specifically, respondent removed the references that his reinstatement was not retroactive. Respondent explains the alterations of these documents as an innocent attempt to obscure notes he made on the documents as he did not have time to obtain the originals. Respondent admits he failed to notify the county administrator of the papersí alterations.
This Court placed respondent on interim suspension on October 12, 2007, due to this matter. The panel reviewed this case, heard testimony, and recommended retroactive suspension for a period not to exceed respondentís interim suspension. Neither the Office of Disciplinary Council (ODC) nor respondent filed any exceptions to the panelís report.
ODC concedes it found no evidence respondent acted with fraudulent intent. However, as the panel found, regardless of motive, respondent deleted material information from an order from this Court and a letter from the CLE Commission. We find, as the panel did, respondent committed misconduct as defined by Rule 7(a), Rules for Judicial Disciplinary Enforcement, Rule 502, SCACR. Specifically, respondent violated the following judicial cannons contained in the Code of Judicial Conduct in Rule 501, SCACR: Cannon 1 and 1A in failing to uphold the integrity of the judiciary and maintain a high standard of conduct; Cannon 2 and 2A in failing to avoid impropriety or the appearance of impropriety and act in a manner promoting public confidence in the judiciary; and Cannon 3B(2) in failing to be faithful to the law.
We hold a suspension is a warranted sanction in this case under Rule 7(b), Rules for Judicial Disciplinary Enforcement, Rule 502, SCACR. Respondent has been on interim suspension since October 12, 2007. We find this time period sufficient. Thus, respondentís suspension is retroactively applied to October 12, 2007, and respondentís suspension is dissolved as of the filing of this opinion. Lastly, under Rule 7(b), Rules of Judicial Disciplinary Enforcement, Rule 502, SCACR, respondent shall pay the costs associated with the disciplinary proceeding within ninety days of the date of the filing of this opinion. Failure to pay the costs may result in the imposition of civil or criminal contempt by this Court.
TOAL, C.J., WALLER, PLEICONES, BEATTY and KITTREDGE, JJ., concur.
#3 Mar 24, 2012
IF ELECTED TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SENATE, IS TOM YOUNG GOING TO RE-APPOINT THIS CORRUPT AIKEN COUNTY MAGISTRATE?
Aiken County Patrick Dorn Sullivan suspended for 21 months for being unfaithful to the law (two alleged counts of wire fraud in an attempt to illegally obtain Aiken County taxpayer funds)
#4 Jun 29, 2012
Has Tom Young taken a position on this appointment? Aiken voters deserve to know if he plan to reappoint this criminal to the bench.
#5 Jul 21, 2012
How about the recent ethics violation Sullivan was hit with. No media has talked about it.
#6 Aug 12, 2012
swampmaster has never been to a swamp
“The Captain Has Been Drinking!”
Since: Sep 10
#7 Aug 13, 2012
And tammy craig apparently has never been to a mental health care specialist.
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