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Authorities kept Jim Greer indictment sealed for two weeks

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Former Florida GOP chair Jim Greer was arrested Wednesday, but the statewide grand jury that charged him handed up its indictment two weeks earlier, according to court records. The delay was so the Florida Department of Law Enforcement could arrest Greer the same day it searched his Oviedo home, its press office said Thursday, to make sure he didn’t destroy evidence. To do that, it had to prepare search warrant affidavits for Florida Chief Justice Peggy Quince. She signed three search warrants…

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Special anti-corruption session likely, Charlie Crist says

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From Steve Bosquet: As Gov. Charlie Crist tries to salvage his U.S. Senate bid by increasingly running away from the  Legislature, it looks like he’ll call lawmakers into special session, possibly in May or June, to consider anti-corruption recommendations expected from a statewide grand jury. Crist petitioned the Supreme Court to empanel a statewide grand jury to investigate corruption and he has frequently lamented the number of elected officials he has had to suspend from office. Continue reading here. He…

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