August 13th, 2010
06:01 PM ET
4 years ago

Greene indicted on obscenity charges

South Carolina Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene has been indicted.
South Carolina Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene has been indicted.

(Updated at 6:01 p.m. ET)

(CNN) - U.S. Senate nominee Alvin Greene, a political unknown who became the surprise winner of the South Carolina Democratic primary, was indicted Friday by a grand jury on obscenity charges.

Greene was indicted on one felony count of "disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity," according to the Richland County clerk of courts.

He was also indicted on a misdemeanor count of "communicating an obscene message to another person without consent."

Greene told CNN Senior Political Editor Mark Preston that his lawyer "is dealing" with the indictments.

Update:

Following the announcement of Greene's indictment, South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler released a statement asking Greene to resign.

"In June, I asked Mr. Greene to withdraw his candidacy because of the charges against him. Following today's indictments, I repeat that request," Fowler said.

"It will be impossible for Mr. Greene to address his legal issues and run a statewide campaign. The indictment renews concerns that Mr. Greene cannot represent the values of the Democratic Party or South Carolina voters."

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soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. Sol Squire

    Something is frightfully wrong when a candidate for the US Senate has a record like this and no qualifications meriting executive responsibility. The entire history of his candidacy is loaded with exceptional irregularities and bizarre acts and he persists in staying in the running no matter the damage he causes. I cannot believe the Democratic party is going forward with the election as it is. Better for the Democrats to get some principles, run nobody, and promote a write-in option than let this fraud go forward. That is something I could respect.

    August 13, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  2. Dan

    Typical Democrat. Business as usual.

    August 13, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    SC? Obscenity?

    Sounds more like the republicans down there.

    August 13, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  4. Dan

    This democrat was caught before getting into congress, dealing with them once they are in is tougher!!!!!

    August 13, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    He must be a republican. I wonder did he attend the bondage club along with the rest of the RNC.

    August 13, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  6. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Does this mean no Alvin Green action figures.

    August 13, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  7. JES

    I wonder if you will get out of jail in time for the elections.

    August 13, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  8. BeverlyNC

    Republican Senator DeMint probably sent it to Greene.

    August 13, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
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