Make us your home page

The Buzz

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Former PSC member Rudy Bradley fined $5,000



Dscn1497 Former Public Service Commission member Rudy Bradley of St. Petersburg was fined $5,000 Friday for his role in a notorious case in which he was fed a memo written by Verizon as part of a rate hearing, read from it to argue the utility's position, and kept it secret.

A unanimous Commission on Ethics punished Bradley for violating a law that bars private communication between PSC members and utilities they regulate on the merits of a pending case. Any contact must be disclosed within 15 days. The largest fine the panel can levy is $10,000. Full story in comments.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:55pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours