A $3.5 billion accounting error puts the South Carolina comptroller’s job on the line


South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom holds up a book he wanted to present to his new chief of staff during his introduction at a meeting on Aug. 13, 2009, in Columbia, S.C. Pressure is mounting for Eckstrom after a $3.5 billion accounting error.

State lawmakers angry over the accounting blunder by Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom began efforts to oust him, a day after demanding he quit or be fired. He has signaled he won’t resign.

(Image credit: Mary Ann Chastain/AP)

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