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Berkeley County School District "Yes for Schools" lawsuit in court

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The Berkeley County School District's Communications Director spent time in court Thursday afternoon.

Amy Kovach arrived at the courthouse shortly before 2pm with her husband by her side.

Inside, you could tell by looking at her face that this has been an emotional time for Kovach.

Friends and family, including many district employees who took vacation time to attend and show they support, were in the courtroom.

Rev. Bonnie Mefford, a pastor at St. Mark's Lutheran Church is Kovach's pastor. She sat next to Kovach in court. "She's a delightful, good mother. A very faithful woman. She and Chris are two of our solid members. She is in no way somebody who would do anything underhanded, anything unethical."

She is charged with one count of interfering with an election during the Yes For Schools campaign back in 2012, for work she did to help the campaign while a district employee.

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 The judge gave her a $10,000 PR bond before Kovach was allowed to leave the courtroom.

Afterword, her attorney Jerry Theos  talked about her supporters and said this issue never should have been handled this way. "She is a public servant to the Berkeley County School District. And they also know full well that she did absolutely nothing wrong. She didn't do anything to violate any ethics statute or regulation or criminal statute or regulation. This is unprecedented. No one in the state has ever been accused, charged or indicted for anything like this."

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Theos says this issue should have been investigated by the state ethics commission before being turned over to the attorney generals office.

Theos says the case is currently in the discovery phase, and no trial date has been set.

If she is found guilty of the misdemeanor charge, Kovach faces up to one year in jail.

 
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