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Dueling lawsuits embroil Tampa power broker Don Phillips, wife in fierce divorce battle

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An epic divorce battle years in the making has embroiled Tampa Republican heavyweight Don E. Phillips. Despite claims of a “devoted family,” Phillips and his wife Erin spent the past few years firing off waves of competing lawsuits, complete with dramatic accusations of computer hacking, identity theft, domestic violence, stalking and serial infidelity among others. A North Carolina native, Phillips, 51, moved to Hillsborough County in 2003 and is the man behind Tampa-based Phillips Development & Realty (PDR), an influential…

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Joint venture partner accuses Tampa’s DeBartolo Development of fraud, withdrawing from deal

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A former joint business partner is suing DeBartolo Development of fraud, claiming the company exaggerated its record and dropped out of a real estate investment fund for apartment complexes throughout Florida and the Southeast U.S. Tampa-based DeBartolo is a real-estate company headquartered at 4401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Edward Kobel serves as president and chief operating officer. The CEO of its parent company is Edward “Eddie” DeBartolo Jr., one of Tampa Bay’s richest residents and a former owner of the San…

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After federal judge dismisses wrongful-death suit against Tampa police, widow sues city again

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Last month, a federal court dismissed the wrongful-death lawsuit against the Tampa Police Department after a diabetic man died in 2014 during a police stop. The man’s widow is now suing the city of Tampa and in Hillsborough County Circuit Court. On April 16, 2014, Tampa police stopped Arthur “Art” Green Jr., a 63-year-old community activist, after responding to a call about a wrong-way driver. Officers pulled over Green, who was visibly disoriented and forcibly removed him from the vehicle…

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Tampa subdivision accuses former leadership of lying, falsifying records over recall vote

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A Tampa subdivision is accusing its former leadership of lying and falsifying evidence to overturn a recall vote and stay in power, after an expensive arbitration process. Camden Woods is a subdivision in southeast Tampa with 115 voting homeowners. Records suggest it is managed by Avid Management of Tampa. Camden Woods’ current Homeowner’s Association president is 58-year-old Julie Patricia McDaniel. Former HOA staff includes Terry Jolly Henry, 44, who previously served as president and is also a licensed real estate agent; John…

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Bubba the Love Sponge legal update: IRS files tax lien, ex-girlfriend drops injunction

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Bubba the Love Sponge can now add a federal tax lien to his recent legal troubles. But as one issue pops up, another appears to have worked itself out for the embattled Tampa Bay shock jock. Formerly known as Todd Alan Clem, Bubba the Love Sponge Clem is the owner of the Bubba Radio Network Inc., headquartered at 5021 W. Nassau St. in Tampa. Over the years, the infamous radio host, who now lives in South St. Petersburg, has either…

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St. Vincent de Paul accused of racial discrimination after firing African-American employee

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A well-known Tampa Bay-area charity and thrift store operator is facing accusations of racial discrimination after firing an African-American veteran program officer. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic charity founded in France in the 1830s. St. Vincent’s South Pinellas chapter operates a thrift store at 384 15th St. N, S in St. Petersburg, which is used for support services in Tampa for veteran families. Michael Raposa serves as St. Vincent’s executive director. Edi Erb, a former executive…

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Pinellas nurses may have allowed spoiled vaccines to go to low-income kids

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Two nurses at a Pinellas County pediatric clinic serving low-income children are accused of allowing distribution of damaged vaccines. A court filing suggests they may have also deceived state regulators of the spoiled medication. Board-certified pediatrician Stephen George Nelson founded a pediatric medical practice in 1981. As of April 2017, Dr. Nelson, 67, has five pediatricians working for his practice with three locations in St. Petersburg and Seminole. Pinellas Park resident Shannon Rochelle Best, 37, is a licensed practical nurse who works (or…

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