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Donald Trump could be forcing out U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley

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President Donald Trump has asked for resignations from 46 U.S. Attorneys appointed by former President Barack Obama, possibly including A. Lee Bentley of the Middle District of Florida. The Tampa Business Journal contacted multiple sources to see if Bentley had been asked to step aside, but did not get a confirmation as of Friday evening. Bentley was sworn in to the position just a year ago, and was appointed based on the recommendation of Florida U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson and…

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City of Tampa, mobile home park owner face off over $13M in code violations

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After years of legal wrangling, the city of Tampa is suing the owner of a condemned – and now mostly abandoned – mobile home park for millions of dollars in code violation fees. Nearly six years ago, GreenPark Residences obtained a neglected 18-unit mobile home park on 5004 North 19th Street in Tampa. Since then, officials with the City of Tampa have been at odds with Rosario C. “Ross” Scopelliti, 51, who owns Greenpark and has seemingly done whatever he…

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National Urban League takes Equality Florida to court over logo dispute

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The National Urban League (NUL) has been complaining for six years that Equality Florida‘s logo is too similar to theirs in appearance. Now the venerable civil rights organization is taking Florida’s leading gay rights group to court to have them stop using it — and wants them to pay for it. In legal briefs filed with the U.S. Middle District of Florida in Tampa last week, attorneys with the National Urban League say that they’ve been using their logo for nearly 50 years, and had it…

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