The husband of former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and brother of U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn were given shares of a company that leased slot machines to a North Carolina tribal casino that needed political help to open last year, a national newspaper reported.
Clyburn’s brother and a spokesperson for Haley both said the men provided services for the South Carolina-based Catawba Indian Nation’s casino in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The tribe’s leader said they met with dozens of federal officials in a transparent and public process over more than a decade as they sought to secure permission to build the casino.
The newspaper said it reviewed documents from Kings Mountain Equipment Supply LLC, which gets 20 cents for every…