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Why isn’t the Times writing about Tom Coehlo’s connection to Deveron Gibbons?

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How is it that the Palm Beach Post can write a story about a politician’s prominent supporter and fundraiser getting into trouble… …yet the St. Petersburg Times has not written about the connection between Deveron Gibbons and Tom Coehlo, a prominent supporter and fundraiser of Gibbons arrested for, well, being a con man. Instead of researching the Coehlo-Gibbons connection, Times editor Heather Uriquedes greenlights this story: The Suncoast Police Benevolent Association held a Fourth of July barbecue on Saturday for…

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Prominent supporter of Deveron Gibbons arrested on fraud charges

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Authorities say Thomas Coelho, a 40-year-old St. Petersburg ticket broker, has left behind a trail of legal and financial carnage in five states. His latest mess, police say, is right here in Tampa Bay. Coelho was arrested Thursday on a charge of scheming to defraud, accused of agreeing to sell $115,000 worth of Super Bowl XLIII tickets for a Tampa woman. Coelho is a prominent supporter of mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons. Just two months ago, Gibbons released a media advisory…

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