Clinton's Copeland to receive award
Clinton Junior College's president is being honored today.
President Elaine Copeland is scheduled to receive the Lifetime Service Award from Carolina Scholarships today during the organization's 20th anniversary celebration in Columbia.
The award honors Copeland's commitment to education and the community.
Copeland has been president of Clinton Junior College since 2001. In her time as president, the school has opened a new $3 million library and started programs in science, early childhood education and religious studies.
-- Jessica Schonberg
Leiner to pay $10 million after plea to mail fraud
COLUMBIA -- Leiner Health Products formally entered its guilty plea Friday for mail fraud in federal court in Columbia.
The company will pay a $10 million fine for U.S. Food and Drug Administration violations at its Fort Mill Township plant, according to court documents filed last week.
Leiner admits to knowingly shipping drugs that failed stability tests in exchange for the Justice Department stopping prosecution of its practices in Fort Mill. Court records show Leiner officials manipulated and falsified data about the over-the-counter drugs in question, but because they didn't risk public health, the Justice Department is content not to press further charges.
The formal plea revealed that a total of 33 tests, corresponding to 1,275 batches of drugs, failed and were still shipped to customers, according to court filings.
-- Adam O'Daniel