Advertising the "best selection and availability before 9 p.m. She took in more than $2 million, splitting the profits with her female subcontractors, according to court filings.
But the government froze her assets when the indictment was handed down, which Palfrey said rendered her financially incapable of mounting a proper defense.
In just a few days, the odd case of the missing governor became a huge news story. Political reporter Gina Smith, acting on a tip that The State newspaper in Columbia, S.
C., had received, was waiting for him at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when he got off a flight from Buenos Aires.
All this might not be newsworthy, save for one bizarre interlude in Sanford’s past: Five years ago, while serving as governor, he abruptly disappeared.