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Update April 8: Elizabeth Smith appeared in a federal court in charleston to officially enter her guilty plea.
There are few reports out there describing the scene at the courthouse April 7; The Island Packet's being the most notable. Read it here
Update March 2, evening:
An updated report from The Island Packet has a few more details about the plea deal and penalties; read it here.
Update March 2: Smith has enter a guilty plea in the federal case.
She now likely faces a sentence of up to 10 years — I haven't had any luck tracking down a full report and will point you to the Associated Press brief.
With this case coming to a conclusion, expect Janice Young's case of alleged wrongful termination to come into the foreground.
Updated February 22: The Associated Press has a report today that former Clerk of Court Elizabeth Smith has had her law license revoked.
Evening update: It's not notable for new information but report coming out of The Island Packet is a more coherent total picture; read it here.
Reported February 21: Federal charges against Beaufort County Clerk of Court, Elizabeth Smith, are once again progressing.
There's been quite a lot of coverage on this since Smith was found guilty of embezzlement and misconduct last September on state charges — read that past coverage here and read about the latest updates with the federal case over a The Island Packet.
Smith is scheduled to appear in a federal courtroom March 1 to declare whether she is ready to formally start the process of facing charges.