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Frank Tsamoutales and Mike Haridopolos settle lawsuits

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Lobbyist Frank Tsamoutales and former Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos have settled their respective lawsuits against each other, court records show. The terms of the agreement, reached earlier this month, were not available in online court dockets. Haridopolos and Douglas Marks, Tsamoutales’ attorney, did not immediately respond to separate emails sent Tuesday. Tsamoutales sued first in February, in Leon County. He is based in Tallahassee but has clients across the United States. Tsamoutales filed a fraud and breach of contract complaint, saying Haridopolos “trad(ed) on his former political positions to…

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Don’t blink: Now Mike Haridopolos is suing Frank Tsamoutales

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The day after lobbyist Frank Tsamoutales sued former Senate President Mike Haridopolos for fraud and breach of contract, Haridopolos shot back with his own lawsuit, saying Tsamoutales never paid him. Haridopolos filed his own breach of contract claim Tuesday in Brevard Circuit Civil Court; the former senator lives in Merritt Island. He served as President in 2010-12 and ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate, ending his campaign in 2011. In August 2013, Haridopolos went to work as an independent contractor for Tsamoutales Strategies, a lobbying firm that is based in Tallahassee but represents clients…

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In war of words, Frank Tsamoutales sues Mike Haridopolos first

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Longtime lobbyist Frank Tsamoutales has filed suit against former Senate President Mike Haridopolos, who until recently worked for him, saying the ex-politician committed fraud and breach of contract by “trading on his former political positions to receive large sums of money” instead of “performing meaningful work,” according to a complaint. Haridopolos called the suit “laughable,” saying it was a preemptive strike against Haridopolos’ own planned lawsuit for nonpayment of more than $400,000 in fees that Haridopolos told FloridaPolitics.com he’s still owed. Tsamoutales filed…

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Tsamoutales Strategies takes in $180K in Q2 lobbying fees

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Tsamoutales Strategies — the three-lobbyist firm where former Senate President Mike Haridopolos plies his trade — collected $80,000 in fees between April 1 and June 30, according to recently submitted compensation reports. The U.S. arm of Spain-based company Abengoa Water anchored the firm’s client list, contributing between $30,000-$39,999 for both legislative and executive lobbying services last quarter for a total of some $70,000 in Q2 earnings. International Speedway Corp., which built and maintains the track that hosts the Daytona 500, was the firm’s…

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