PO Box 12267
Columbia, SC 29211
Gov. Sanford Issues Statement on Greenville Investigation
GOVERNOR HAS BEEN FULLY BRIEFED, DIRECTS RELEVANT
STATE AGENCIES TO SUPPORT FEDERAL AUTHORITIES
Beijing, China - October 22, 2003 - Governor Mark Sanford tonight issued the following statement regarding the federal investigation currently underway in Greenville:
"This is a situation that's being investigated by the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force with our State Law Enforcement Division and Department of Health and Environmental Control assisting as directed," Gov. Sanford said.
"I have been thoroughly and continuously briefed on this situation from the beginning and will continue to be briefed moving forward. I have directed my Chief of Staff, Fred Carter, as well as my entire staff to ensure that all relevant state agencies are on alert and providing whatever assistance the federal government asks us to provide and have called the Office of Homeland Security personally and offered our state's full support. This administration will continue to support the efforts of the federal authorities to ensure that the health and well-being of our state's citizens are protected."