Mark Sanford, Republican Senator, Faces 37 Ethics Viloations
Republican Senator Mark Sanford from South Carolina could be hit with 37 ethics violations the State Ethics Commission said on Monday.
Senator Sanford once a star Republican was caught having an affair with an Argentian women in June. But most of the alleged ethics violations extend beyond the "Sanford Scandal."
Eighteen of the counts allege that he authorized first or business class flights for himself to or from Tokyo, Beijing, London, Sao Paulo and other cities when he should have flown coach.
Nine counts allege that he used state planes for personal trips, including one from North Myrtle Beach to the state capital of Columbia about 140 miles away to get a haircut and another to attend a son's sporting event.
He also made trips to attend a book signing and a birthday party for a campaign contributor, the ethics commission said.
Sanford admitted to his affair a week after a mysterious disappearance, when his staff said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. He later said he had flown to Argentina to visit his lover.
Since the affair his wife Jenny and his four sons have moved out of the governor's residence