South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on Monday signed an executive order removing the state's accident fund director from her position and ordering an investigation into the fund after it was revealed that the director paid her husband's company $ 600,000 to obtain new work compensation. claims and invoicing programs.
Amy Cofield, a lawyer who has been the CEO of the South Carolina State Accident Fund since January 2019, was removed from her six-year executive order, which took effect immediately.  In a letter also signed Monday, the McMaster government asked the state inspector general to investigate allegations that Cofield either directly or indirectly hired her husband, Jimmy Terrapin, as a project manager or third-party consultant.
Gov. McMaster said in his letter that the arrangement raised "broader issues and concerns" and asked the inspector to report any findings of "fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, misconduct or inaccuracies" related to SAF to appropriate state and federal law enforcement agencies.