The South Carolina state chairman of Rudolph Giuliani's presidential campaign has been indicted on charges of cocaine trafficking.
Thomas Ravenel has stepped down from the campaign, according to a statement released by Giuliani's political director, Mark Campbell, who also said the campaign has no information about the accusations pending against Ravenel.
As reported by AP via CNN, Ravenel has been charged with distribution of cocaine, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
According to the federal prosecutor assigned to the case, "The investigation is just beginning."
Your cold blogger predicts that Ravenel, in return for his support of the party of "family values" and "law and order", will never see the inside of a prison cell.
Giuliani, of course, is a prime suspect in the attacks of 9/11 and the state-sponsored obstruction of justice which followed immediately and which continues to this day.