Tag: Steve Andrews

Scott PowersJuly 26, 2018
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Tallahassee’s top prosecutor says he won’t pursue criminal charges against former state Sen. Jack Latvala. State Attorney Jack Campbell‘s decision, announced Thursday, had been eagerly awaited by the state’s political class – and by Latvala himself. Latvala, a Clearwater Republican, resigned in December after two damning reports on his alleged serial sexual harassment. He first served in the Senate […]

Ana CeballosDecember 20, 2017
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The state’s law enforcement agency is reviewing sexual misconduct allegations against Sen. Jack Latvala outlined in two Florida Senate investigations that concluded he may have violated state corruption laws by offering to support legislation in exchange of “a sexual encounter.” The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Wednesday it is conducting a “preliminary review” of […]

Jim RosicaDecember 20, 2017
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Update: Jack Latvala resigned from the Senate Wednesday afternoon. In a resignation letter to Senate President Joe Negron, Latvala wrote: “I have never intentionally dishonored my family, my constituents or the Florida Senate. “My political adversaries have latched onto this effort to rid our country of sexual harassment to try to rid the Florida Senate of […]

Peter SchorschNovember 15, 2017
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Steve Andrews could be just a little more helpful. Andrews, the Tallahassee-based defense attorney, is representing Jack Latvala against allegations of sexual harassment. Recently, he claimed a desire to work with the Florida Senate’s lead investigator, attorney Gail Holtzman of Tampa, to prevent any potential conflicts of interest in Latvala’s case. “We want to work […]

Ana CeballosNovember 14, 2017
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Sen. Jack Latvala‘s legal team said Monday that Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, who chairs the Senate Rules Committee where a complaint was filed against the Clearwater Republican, should recuse herself from the Senate sexual harassment investigation because she violated the chamber’s privacy rules. “Senator Benacquisto’s public comment regarding the alleged complaint is a material breach of […]


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