Anderson Councilman resigns after guilty plea

Anderson Councilman resigns after guilty plea

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) -- An Anderson city councilman has resigned after he admitted lying to federal agents investigating a cocaine case.

Chuck Anderson pleaded guilty Monday. Court records indicate Anderson agreed to the plea deal last month.

Court records show the attorney was representing a man last year who is facing charges in a cocaine case. Federal agents asked Anderson where two cars were that they thought Lonnie Maddox had purchased with drug money.

Prosecutors say Anderson lied to agents about the vehicles belonging to Maddox at least five times. Court documents say at one point, Anderson had the vehicles.

One of the vehicles was found at the home of one of Anderson's law partners.

Anderson will be sentenced later. He faces up to a $250,000 fine and up to five years in prison.