McMaster reviewing ethics report on governor

State Attorney General Henry McMaster says he is reviewing the “voluminous” investigative report by the State Ethics Commission on Governor Mark Sanford’s use of state funds for travel. In the document it states that there were 18 instances in which the governor flew first or business class in violation to state law. Also, on 10 other occasions, the report says Sanford used campaign funds, which total about $3,000, to pay for personal expenses, also violating state law. There were nine instances when Sanford used state aircraft for personal use with himself, as well as other family members. The governor faces 37 violations in all. If found guilty on all charges, Sanford could have up to $74,000 in fines.