A nearly six-year old case of sexual harassment against a prominent legislator did not go to trial, and it was NOT settled. Two alleged victims declined to testify, failing to appear for depositions. Rather than compel testmony, the oxymoronic Florida Ethics (sic) Commission dropped the case.
Political prostitute JACK LATVALA allegedly extorted sex for legislative favors. The corrupt Republican Appropriations Chair's five lawyers included former Florida Elections Commission Chair MARK HERRON.
Fun fact: Putative Democratic lawyer HERRON blew the Al Gore election contest lawsuit in 2000 when he challenged ged the soldier vote, showing a lack of respect for service member rights to have their votes be counted. Haughty HERRON is as pompous Pharissee. HERRON angrily told me in 208, "I can represent anyone I want," when I dared to question his appearance of impropriety and potential conflict of interest representing failed Republican St. Johns County Commission candidate Randy Brunson over his failure to pay developer KANTI PATEL any rent during the campaign for his campaign HQ. HERRON made a presentation to and worked for our St. Johns County Democratic Executive Committee.
HERRON is one of the corporate PAC community's Tallahassee power lawyers responsible for neutering Florida's ethics laws, including creating the loophole for "phantom write-ins," which Democrats and Republicans have used to destroy the 1998 Florida Constitutional Amendment voters supported to require Universal Primaries if all candidates for an office are of the same party.
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