(CNN) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating how Alvin Greene, an unemployed political newcomer who could not afford a lawyer when facing criminal charges last year, came up with the $10,440 needed to get his name on the Democratic Senate primary ballot.
The State newspaper reported Monday that Greene is under investigation.
SLED traditionally does not have subpoena power, which would make it difficult to obtain Greene’s bank records in the event that he refuses to turn them over.
But according to The State, the agency will take advantage of a new law, signed by Gov. Mark Sanford last week, that allows law enforcement officials to issue administrative subpoenas to financial institutions.