Former South Congaree Police Chief to be sentenced, Wednesday

Former Southscpd2 Congaree police chief Jason Amodio is scheduled to be sentenced at 10 a.m. Wednesday, before U.S. Judge Joseph Anderson.

The procedure will be at the federal courthouse in Columbia.

Amodio pleaded guilty in March to perjury. That is a felony, but Amodio could avoid a prison sentence if government prosecutors’ requests are heeded. Prosecutors asked Judge Anderson not to send Amodio to prison. Amodio was accused of taking $9,000 from an attorney for referring a client to the lawyer in a case regarding a traffic accident.

Amodio has cooperated with authorities, according to court documents.

Amodio has also agreed to plead guilty to misconduct, later, in office in a state court.

Amodio has been accused of taking money from former Lexington Town Councilman Danny Frazier in a case involving illegal gaming devices that had been confiscated, according to court records.

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