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Dicks files libel suit against District 9 opponent



On Thursday, Bill Mitchell produced a New Jersey man who said he was bilked out of $55,000 from John Dicks, one of Mitchell’s opponents in the Democratic primary for the 9th Congressional District.

On Friday, Dicks fired back by filing a civil suit for libel against Mitchell in Hillsborough County.

Dicks said the suit is meant to “put (Mitchell's) false allegations to rest, while allowing our campaign to continue to stay focused on the issues that really matter to the hard-working people of our district, like lowering gas prices, getting our economy back on track, and preserving our environment.”

Read the St. Petersburg Times story about the allegations against Dicks when he was a financial advisor here.

Dicks and Mitchell will face Anita de Palma in Tuesday’s primary.

- Rita Farlow, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:33am]


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