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State high court rules Alex DLP not in direct contempt for defying court in divorce case

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The Florida Supreme Court affirmed Thursday that former Miami Sen. Alex Diaz de La Portilla was not in “direct criminal contempt” of the court when he failed to deliver a dog he owned with his wife and appear for court amid an ongoing divorce case. The high court ruled in an 18-page opinion Diaz de la Portilla was guilty instead of a lesser violation known as indirect contempt when he failed to render the dog. He and his wife owned a pair…

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