South Carolina 1st Circuit solicitor, David Pascoe, and a Columbia attorney are requesting a state judicial investigation into the conduct of 14th Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen in regards to one set of criminal allegations against Richard Alexander Murdaugh.
On Feb. 25, 1st Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe, who serves Calhoun, Dorchester and Orangeburg counties, sent a letter of complaint to John S. Nichols, Disciplinary Counsel of the S.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
The letter formally requests that the S.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel and the Commission on Judicial Conduct investigate the conduct of Circuit Court Judge Mullen.
Judge Carmen Mullen operates in Murdaughs’ 14th Circuit. The Murdaughs and Mullen have an extended history.
The request centers around Mullen’s alleged conduct in what is now a criminal and civil matter involving suspended attorney Murdaugh and a death settlement awarded to the estate of Murdaugh’s late housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield.
Rick Quinn Sr. Picture Right with his son, left. Governor Henry McMaster’s powerful political consultant brought down by state-wide ethics probe.
Most will remember, it was Judge Carmen Mullen who worked to effectively shut down the case against powerful Political Consultant Richard Quinn and his son Rick Quinn Jr. These men were indicted for their role in a Statehouse corruption case that landed in SC Supreme Court.
S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson was required to appoint Special Prosecutor David Pascoe in the prosecution of this case. He was required to do so, because his political consultant was Richard Quinn Sr.
Mullen was accused of working to ensure Quinn and associates received the minimum sentencing in that case. The Murdaughs and the Quinns also share a documented past history.
Mullen had the full support of Senate Judiciary Head SC Senator Luke Rankin during her last confirmation to the S.C. 14th Circuit Court.