SC Councilwoman Allegedly Uses Government Card to Stalk Magic Johnson

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Apparently, stalking Magic Johnson comes at a hefty price. At least, that was the case for one South Carolina councilwoman, who was indicted on public corruption charges after allegedly using taxpayer money to stalk the Hall of Fame point guard.

Richland County Council Vice Chairwoman Dahli Myers was indicted on public corruption charges for allegedly using her government credit card to cover expenses for trips to Greece, Nashville, Tenn., and a few other enjoyable vacation spots, as reported by the Columbia Post and Courier.

She also traveled to Newark, N.J., on government funds, to seek out Johnson and former NFL defensive lineman Richard Seymour “in an attempt to talk to them about an undisclosed topic,” State Grand Jury Division Chief Attorney Creighton Waters told the judge.

Why Myers, 52, assumed Magic and Seymour were hanging out in Newark is not clear — though a company owned by Johnson does provide food service for the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Now, in Myers’ defense, she did try to reimburse the county. But according to Waters, her $27,000 check “bounced as high as any super ball could bounce.” It would have been a lot cooler if Waters had used a Magic Johnson-bounce-pass reference, but you get the idea. The councilwoman is in deep doo-doo.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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