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Links from the Times: Remains of Plant City soldier brought home; Foreclosure mills in Florida




Army soldiers carry a transfer case containing the remains of Pfc. Paul O. Cuzzupe on Tuesday at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

Cuzzupe, 23, of Plant City, was killed Aug. 8 in Akhtar-Mohammad-Khan, Afghanistan of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

On Monday night, Cuzzupe's mother, Annette Kirk, and his grandmother, Judy Allard, traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, from where his body will be brought back home.

Cuzzupe's death came just a week after he was honored with the Army Commendation Medal for his efforts to save an Afghani child's life. The young child had lost both legs and an arm, and Cuzzupe did everything he could for the child but was unsuccessful, said his friend Jared Wilbur.

Associated Press photo


As foreclosures soar to record levels, Florida homeowners, defense lawyers and even some judges have complained about what they say is shoddy and fraudulent paperwork filed by banks seeking to foreclose.

Now, the Florida Attorney General's Office is joining the fray.

The office announced Tuesday that it is investigating the law firms of Shapiro & Fishman in Tampa, Marshall Watson in Fort Lauderdale and David J. Stern in Plantation for alleged "unfair and deceptive actions" that may have cost people their homes.

Read the full story and the Times' previous coverage on foreclosure mills.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 11:28pm]


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