Ex-GOP treasurer in SC county admits to robo calls

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - A former Aiken County Republican Party treasurer has written a letter admitting she paid for unsolicited automatic phone calls in South Carolina legislative races.

The Aiken Standard reported Wednesday that former GOP official Virginia "Ginny" Allen admitted to and apologized for the automatic calls in a letter addressed to state Sen. Greg Ryberg and voters.

The calls endorsed Ryberg and House candidate Scott Singer in June 2008. Authorities say Allen broke the law by not disclosing she paid for them.

Allen was charged with six counts of making unsolicited consumer phone calls. It wasn't immediately clear what has happened to that case.

Both Republicans say they didn't know the calls were being made. Ryberg won and Singer lost.

Information from: Aiken Standard, http://www.aikenstandard.com

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