Frazier key to Lexington County public corruption probe

Former Lexington town council member Danny Frazier was the key government informant who provided information to federal and state prosecutors that led to former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts pleading guilty to allowing the release of illegal immigrants from his jail.

For the first time, state and federal prosecutors on Thursday disclosed Frazier’s key role in helping the government bring charges not only against Metts, but also against two other men with whom Frazier was involved in committing crimes in the shadowy world of Lexington County public corruption.

And Thursday, all three – Frazier, former South Congaree police chief Jason Amodio and restauranteur Greg Leon – pleaded guilty in state court, confessing to their various misdeeds and bringing to light new details about their crimes.

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