Fourth investigation under way at SC State

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- There is now a fourth investigation into finances at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the Clyburn Transportation Center at the school.

SLED is investigating whether any crimes were committed after it was discovered that $30 million in federal money for the center is unaccounted for. The Legislative Audit Council already is auditing the center's finances.

SLED is also investigating the 2008 Lowcountry Classic scholarship fundraising event as well as the school's finance office.

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University board chairman Jonathan Pinson said he wasn't aware of the latest SLED probe. He says the school will cooperate in all investigations.

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