New congressman Sanford, ex-wife settle complaint

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Newly elected Congressman Mark Sanford and his ex-wife have settled a complaint that said he was at her home without her permission in violation of their divorce agreement.

Sanford, who won his old seat in South Carolina's 1st District seat on Tuesday, has said he was at Jenny Sanford's home on Feb. 3 so their youngest son would not have to watch the Super Bowl alone.

Under the settlement, Sanford admits he was in contempt of the divorce decree then and on previous occasions. The judge agreed to withhold sentencing Sanford as long as he complies with the provision in their divorce settlement that he not enter his ex-wife's Sullivans Island, S.C., home without her permission.

Sanford also agreed to pay her $5,000 in fees and court costs.


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