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Kendrick Meek responds to alleged fraud link

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Kendrick Meek may be in some hot water over ties to Dennis Stackhouse, a developer accused of fraud. According to records, Meek’s former chief of staff received $13,000 from Stackhouse. The developer also allegedly paid $90,000 in consulting fees to Meek’s mother. According to the Miami Herald, this all happened while Meek was pursuing taxpayer dollars for Stackhouse to build a high-tech park in Miami. It was never built. Meek says his integrity is intact and this has nothing to…

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Developer takes control of BayWalk

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TAMPA — Developer Fred Bullard, an original partner in the BayWalk retail center, has bought out the Sembler Co. for full control of the downtown St. Petersburg plaza. Bullard had owned 50 percent of BayWalk and on Thursday acknowledged buying the other half from Sembler for an undisclosed sum. He purchased the remaining portion of BayWalk through STPR Holdings, a company he controls. Bullard said he has no immediate plans for changes at BayWalk but is evaluating the plaza. “We’ve…

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