Florida Legislators Push Bills Tied To Their Private JobsThe professional and political lives of Florida legislators collide at the halls of the state Capitol. And there's nothing illegal about it.
State Must Pay $810,475 For Sansom's Corruption DefenseFormer House Speaker Ray Sansom, who beat his 2009 corruption charges, must now be awarded $810,475 by the state of Florida for his legal fees.
Judge Orders State To Pay Sansom Legal FeesA Leon County circuit court judge ruled Friday that state taxpayers will have to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees for the defense of former House Speaker Ray Sansom, who was cleared four years ago of charges that had already driven him from office.
Trial Begins In Dispute Over Former Speaker's Legal FeesA trial began Thursday to determine whether former House Speaker Ray Sansom deserves to be reimbursed for almost $1 million in legal fees from a failed corruption case, with attorneys for the former lawmaker and the state arguing over whether he was involved in a deal that ultimately ended the case.
Former House Speaker To Fla.: "Reimburse Me"Former House Speaker Ray Sansom is suing the state, saying he should be reimbursed for the costs of defending himself against corruption charges that were eventually dropped.
Prosecutors Drop Case Against Former Speaker SansomProsecutors dropped corruption charges against former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom Friday after the judge in his trial rejected a key witness.
Charges Dropped Against Former Fla. House SpeakerProsecutors in Tallahassee have dropped corruption charges against former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom after the judge rejected a key prosecution witness.
Sansom Watches As "Scheme" DiscussedFormer Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom, on trial for allegedly steering state funds to a project to benefit a big political contributor, watched for a second day as prosecutors tried to prove an airplane hanger he helped build was an illegal political plum.