Despicable misleading of journalistic targets: targeting of public officials by FPL and Big Sugar. Great reporting by NPR's David Folkenflik, Miranda Green and Mario Ariva:
Full disclosure: I was a freelance investigative reporter on a story for ABC 20/20 during college working for the late legendary network television field producer, Mr. Charles C. Thompson II, and Geraldo Rivera on coal issues involving TVA.
There are federal and state court remedies for such corporate abuses of power. Florida victims of corporate spy Kristen Hentschel's corporate spying would do well to hire learned counsel and sue for RICO and fraud, seeking triple damages.
For a good time read the late Judge Stanley Sporkin's rulings in Management Information Technologies, Inc. v. Alyeska Petroleum, et al., 151 F.R.D. 578 (D.D.C. 1993), involving BP, ARCO and ExxonBig Oil companies in Alaska hiring WACKENHUT to form phony front environmental group to spy on Chuck Hamel and wife, identifying whistleblowers by wiretaps, mail stealing and other nefarious tactics, resulting in firing of my USDOL environmental whistleblower client Robert Scott, an Alaska pipeline whistleblower. Chuck Hamel's case settled for some $10,000,000 with corporate oligarchs caught red-handed, allegedly "creating a " dummy" environmental organization called 'The Ecolit Group,' which they used to gain the Hamels' confidence and cooperation; taped the Hamels' personal phone calls, meetings and other private conversations; took documents from the Hamels' home without authorization; illegally searched the Hamels' trash; stole unopened mail; and illegally obtained the Hamels' phone records and the Hamels' private credit information."
Corporate oligarchs FPL and Big Sugar have a "public be damned" attitude."
Let justice be done though the heavens fall.