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Bernie McCabe is not investigating Jabil deal

ST. PETERSBURG-- Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Bernie McCabe said he has no immediate plans to look into a controversial deal benefiting Jabil Circuit approved by the City Council last month.

"To me knowledge we have received no inquiries on that," McCabe said. "At this point, I haven't seen anything that would implicate an investigation."

St. Petersburg Times columnist Howard Troxler urged McCabe to take the issue to a grand jury.

The City Council approved $12.7-million in incentives for Jabil without public notice, discussion or mention of what it was voting on.

Meanwhile, Council member Karl Nurse has called for a public workshop to discuss the Jabil deal and future economic development negotiations. That discussion has been pushed back to a council meeting on Thursday, July 24.

-- Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:29am]


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