Official statement regarding my clearance by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

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In response to the allegations made against me as reported in the Tampa Bay Timesthe Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has determined, “there is no evidence to support criminal charges against Mr. Schorsch and this matter is closed.”

Here is the official response as delivered through my attorney, Bruce Denson:

“Mr. Schorsch has maintained his innocence from the onset. We have maintained that just because political speech sometimes gets contentious, it does not rise to anywhere near the level described by Mr. Schorsch’s detractors. My client looks forward to continuing in the political and publishing work to which he is committed. We thank the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office for its fairness and thoroughness.”

“Mr. Schorsch will not have any further comment at this time or in the future about these baseless complaints.”


Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.