Former South Carolina College Leader Accused of Taking Kickbacks

Including a $100,000 Porsche


COLUMBIA, S.C. (CN)—The former chairman of the board of South Carolina State University was indicted on charges of abusing his position by taking kickbacks, including a $100,000 Porsche Cayenne.

Federal prosecutors unsealed a 3-count indictment against Jonathon N. Pinson and a business associate, Eric Robinson.

The men tried to "affect interstate commerce" by extorting people in connection with a Homecoming concert in 2011, prosecutors said.