State wants money back from ex-Hillsborough Commissioner Kevin White

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The state Board of Administration is seeking to recoup money that former Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin White pulled out of the state retirement system before he was convicted last year on corruption charges, reports the News Service of Florida. The board, which runs the retirement system, filed a lawsuit this month in Leon County circuit court, alleging that White received a distribution of $68,435 from a defined-contribution part of the retirement system known as the “investment plan.” White is accused of receiving the money after committing crimes that led to a sentence of three years in federal prison. The lawsuit said White had “forfeited his right” to the money because of his conviction. White was convicted in November on a series of charges, including bribery and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

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