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Pinellas County Housing Authority declares legal war on St. Pete Housing Authority, requesting SA & AG to investigate violations of public records law

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The Pinellas County Housing Authority is asking the State Attorney’s office and the Attorney General to investigate the St. Petersburg Housing Authority over the SPHA’s failure to comply with a public records request. That may sound like just another bureaucratic turf war, but when one agency asks law enforcement to investigate another agency, especially in light of the acrimonious nature of the relationship between the two housing authorities, this legal action is nothing short of declaring war.

Below and after the break, you can be one of the first to read the documents which have set off this war.

Read all of the supporting documentation after the break.

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