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AG says Gov. Mark Sanford won't be criminally prosecuted

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WKOW) -- Gov. Mark Sanford faces civil charges and the largest ethics fine in state history however South Carolina's attorney general says Sanford's use of travel and campaign money had not risen to a criminal level.

The AG on Monday said the governor's use of pricey airline tickets, travel to personal and political events on state aircraft, and questionable campaign reimbursements was not enough to criminally prosecute him.

The AG has been reviewing the ethics probe that led to 37 charges and $74,000 in civil fines Sanford paid in March.

The scrutiny started when Sanford disappeared last June, returning after five days to admit to an extramarital affair. His second and final term ends in January.

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