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Former Florida lawmaker charged with misusing campaign funds

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Former Florida lawmaker Dwayne Taylor has been charged with wire fraud in an indictment that alleges he misused campaign funds. The nine-count indictment made public on Thursday accuses Taylor of withdrawing money from his campaign fund and depositing that same amount in his personal bank accounts. The federal indictment in Orlando says Taylor used the campaign money for personal expenses and then submitted false campaign expenditure reports to the state of Florida. Federal prosecutors are seeking a return of the…

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Charlie Justice criticizes Bill Young over purchasing luxury car with campaign funds

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Charlie Justice says Congressman Bill Young is so out of touch with reality that he once used his campaign fund to buy himself a luxury car. “When a Congressman starts using his campaign funds to buy himself a luxury car then you can bet he thinks he’s untouchable,” Justice said. “The purchase of the car seems to be a point in time when Young became more reckless and arrogant than ever. He began putting more and more amendments in the…

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Charlie Justice used campaign funds to pay off election fine

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I am the last person who should be writing about screwing up with Florida Election Commission, but… Gary Fineout reports: It turns out State Sen. Charlie Justice, who is running for the congressional seat now held by veteran U.S. Rep. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores, used donations to pay off a state fine. Justice, D-St. Petersburg, paid $1,000 out of his now shuttered state senate campaign account in Oct. 2008. The money was used to settle a case over the fact…

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