Former lawmaker Thad Viers posted on his Facebook Tuesday announcing his release from a prison.
The former representative from Horry County pleaded guilty in April 2015 to helping a construction company owner hide assets from an insurance company looking to collect after the company failed to fulfill a state contract to pave part of Interstate 95.
He served in the House for a decade and in 2012 was a front-runner for South Carolina’s new 7th District U.S. House seat. He dropped out of the race after being charged with harassing a former girlfriend. Viers later resigned from the House and pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment.