District II voters head to the polls

Polls close at 7 pm Tuesday for Columbia's District Two city council election.

COLUMBIA (WACH) -- The polls are open in Columbia as voters head to the ballot box to see who will serve the two years that remain of the term of former councilman E.W. Cromartie II.

Cromartie has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion. In March, he admitted failing to pay more than $25,000 in federal income taxes, and a plea agreement shows Cromartie also admitted making more than $200,000 in cash deposits and withdrawals just below the IRS minimums for transaction reporting rules.

Cromartie served on the council for more than 25 years.

He and prosecutors have agreed a sentence of one year and one day would be appropriate.

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