Tag: Willie Meggs

Jim RosicaSeptember 28, 2018
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Former state Sen. Garrett Richter and retired State Attorney Willie Meggs were named to the state’s Commission on Ethics, the Governor’s Office announced Thursday night. Richter, 68, is President and Chief Executive Officer of First Florida Integrity Bank. The Naples Republican served two terms in the state Senate, 2008-16, rising to President pro tempore under […]

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 […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 12, 2016
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A former co-worker of retired Judge Jackie Fulford is taking her place on the bench of the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes the state capital. Gov. Rick Scott this week announced the appointment of Frank Allman Jr. to replace Fulford. Allman and Fulford were both assistant prosecutors under longtime State Attorney Willie Meggs. The 55-year-old Allman, […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 30, 2015
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A Tallahassee-area judge who presided over several high-profile state-related lawsuits has been ordered off the bench immediately and permanently. Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford also once ordered a woman to pay $15,000 in restitution at a rate of $1 per month, stretching the full repayment into the year 3249. The Florida Supreme Court declared Fulford “involuntarily retired from judicial service,” […]

Peter SchorschSeptember 7, 2015

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The Tallahassee Democrat flatly rejected the first op-ed I tried to publish in a newspaper. Twenty years later, the Democrat still dismisses me. As an FSU freshman, I submitted an unwieldy piece about college life. It was rejected, but I applied to be a “community columnist.” Then-editorial page editor Mary Ann Lindley let me down […]

Peter SchorschSeptember 5, 2015
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The first op-ed I attempted to have published in a newspaper was flatly rejected by the Tallahassee Democrat. Twenty years later, the Democrat is still dismissing me. As a freshman at Florida State University, I submitted an unwieldy, egocentric portrait of college life at FSU. The Democrat‘s editorial page editor at the time was Mary Ann Lindley. After I applied to […]

Gary FineoutAugust 31, 2015
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The Florida prosecutor who investigated numerous state politicians and conducted a high-profile probe into rape allegations against Jameis Winston is ending his lengthy career. State Attorney Willie Meggs said Monday he won’t seek re-election next year when his current term expires. The 72-year-old Meggs has been the lead prosecutor for six north Florida counties since […]


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