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S. Carolina's ex-treasurer gets 10 months in coke case

Former state treasurer Thomas Ravenel will spend 10 months in federal prison, pay a $250,000 fine and must repay the state its $28,000 cost to elect his successor.

Ravenel resigned after he was indicted on federal cocaine charges last year. He pleaded guilty to in September.

At his sentencing today in federal court in Columbia, S.C., U.S. District Judge Joe Anderson said he couldnt get out of his head the image of 30 cocaine parties hosted by Ravenel at which witnesses saw him use cocaine 27 times.

Read the full story at thestate.com.

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