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SC Councilwoman Allegedly Uses Government Card to Stalk Magic Johnson

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 is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at Hoopswire.com, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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