Newspaper: Families of Haley, Clyburn got casino shares

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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, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Clyburn’s brother and a spokesperson for Michael Haley both said the men provided services for the South Carolina-based Catawba Indian Nation’s casino in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, the newspaper 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 $1 in profits the new Catawba Two Kings Casino generates from its hundreds of slot machines.

One stake in the supply company…

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