• Ex-SC attorney jailed for fraud blogs about 'redshirt' year

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A former South Carolina prosecutor jailed for wire fraud has launched a blog to document what he's calling his "redshirt year" in prison.

    The term is used in sports when a college athlete sits out for a season. It's unclear if Dan Johnson will be able to return to his field.

    The State reports Johnson was sentenced last month to a year and a day in federal prison for his role in a scheme that stole about $44,000 in public money. Johnson's first blog post starts with him saying he never imagined he'd be blogging, but he also didn't imagine he'd be convicted of a federal crime.

    He says the blog is an effort to chronicle his "mental, physical, and spiritual growth." The posts are bylined 33778-171, Johnson's inmate number.

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    Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com

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