Marco Pena resigns from Expressway board

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An Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority board member has resigned from his post less than a month after another board member was indicted for felony bribery.

Marco Pena resigned his board seat Friday via a memo. He had served on the board since his appointment by Gov. Rick Scott in July 2013. He cited personal reasons for his departure.

The resignation follows last month’s indictment of board member Scott Batterson by the grand jury on felony bribery and two felony counts of solicitation for receiving unlawful compensation. Scott suspended him from the board the same day.

Pena replaced Tanya Wilder, whose term expired in January 2013. The board will continue to operate with its three remaining members.

 

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