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Deveron Gibbons refunds contributions from indicted supporter Tom Coehlo

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St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons refunded two contributions from prominent supporter Tom Coehlo, a local businessman arrested on fraud charges in early July. I previously wondered why the Times had not written about the connection between Gibbons and Coehlo, who hosted a fundraiser for Gibbons in March and was listed as a major supporter of Gibbons: Certainly Gibbons is embarrassed enough by the Coehlo connection that he believed it necessary to refund the contributions. Update: The Bay Buzz —…

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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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