Gov. Nikki Haley did not use her office for personal gain while serving as a representative from Lexington County, the S.C. House Ethics Committee ruled Friday.
The committee weighed seven allegations against Haley that included illegally lobbying for her employers and using her office to pressure lobbyists and their clients for donations to a foundation where she worked.
All the charges were dismissed.
This is the second time the committee composed of Haley’s former colleagues have ended the case without punishing the governor.
Members found probable cause of a violation in early May but voted to close the case after ruling no other further investigation was warranted. They reopened the probe weeks later after requesting more employment documents from Haley.
The committee listened to more than 12 hours of testimony on Thursday from Haley’s former employers, corporate executives, lobbyists and a former state agency head.
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