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Crist, McCollum, Sink never saw $682-mil SBA claim

Lehman450_71175a Charlie Crist, Alex Sink and Bill McCollum are all running for higher office on platforms of transparency and openness. And all three have said it's a new day of just such openness at the State Board of Administration.

They should know. As the three trustees of the agency, they are responsible for its oversight. Yet when the SBA filed a $682 million claim in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case in January, the agency did not furnish any of them with copies. Nor did any of them ask for it.

And nobody told the public.

"Obviously, it should have been made public,'' Gov. Crist said in an interview. "It is the people's money we're trying to recover.''

It's business as usual at the SBA, the less-than-transparent agency that manages more than $124 billion of public money.

Story (where yet again Sink and McCollum would not be interviewed about the SBA) is HERE

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 6:04pm]


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