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U.S. Rep. Buchanan's legal woes stretch to Pasco

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U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is one of the richest men in Congress thanks in part to his car dealerships.

But those businesses have also made the Sarasota Republican the target of lawsuits in his own county. Ex-employees allege that his dealerships fabricated tax returns, falsified incomes to get loan applications approved and "powerbooked" — faked options to pump up the sales price.

Now those same allegations have been made against Buchanan's dealership in Pasco County: Suncoast Ford Mitsubishi on U.S. 19 in Port Richey. Read more here.

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

    

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