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Hire a son of Congressman Young, get money?



YoungTwo sons of U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young work for Pinellas County companies that have received millions of dollars in federal money thanks to the congressman.

Patrick Young, 20, is a security administrator in the downtown St. Petersburg office of Science Applications International Corp. and another son, Billy Young, 23, is an outreach specialist with National Forensic Science Technology Center. Both employers are big beneficiaries of Rep. Young, a senior Republican from Indian Shores who has been chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and is now the top-ranking Republican on its defense subcommittee. He has used his clout to steer millions of dollars to his sons' employers, both before and after they got their jobs. Read it here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:50am]


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