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FOIA response reveals reason for Connell package
But doesn't say if it's the only one in last 10 years
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Kershaw County’s response to a Chronicle-Independent S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals the county paid out a $22,150 severance package to former Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) administrative assistant Samantha Connell in October 2016 in response to her allegations that she was sexually harassed by a county deputy. Tuesday, Assistant Kershaw County Attorney Thomas Morgan provided a copy of an email Connell wrote in 2016 as part of the county’s response to the FOIA request. The C-I learned of the payment while conducting research for a story on Connell’s arrest on embezzlement charges.