Mayor of South Carolina Town Pleads Gulity to Misconduct, Fraud

May 22, 2008

The South Carolina attorney general’s office says the former mayor of the Dillon County town of Latta has pleaded guilty in a misconduct in office case.

Attorney general spokesman Mark Plowden told the Morning News of Florence on May 20 that Lenneau Berry pleaded guilty to misconduct in office and obstruction of justice. Berry also pleaded guilty to making a false statement related to insurance fraud.

Berry had been indicted in 2006 and entered the pleas May 19 in Chester.

Plowden says Circuit Judge Steven John ordered Berry to serve 30 months of probation.

Plowden says Berry also has been ordered to pay nearly $2,800 in restitution.

Berry was accused of misusing town property, funds and resources. The obstruction of justice charge stemmed from a traffic case.

Information from: Morning News,

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