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McCollum asks prosecutor and FDLE to review claims against utility



Attorney General Bill McCollum's office has asked the statewide prosecutor and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to review claims that certain executives at Florida Power & Light may have committed fraud and broken state and federal securities laws by forcing employees to provide inaccurate and incomplete information to regulators and shareholders.

Statewide prosecutor Bill Shepherd forwarded the letters to FDLE. "We are in the process of reviewing the letters. We have not opened an investigation at this point,'' said Kristen Perezluha, FDLE spokeswoman. McCollum spokeswoman Sandi Copes called it a routine referral.

Read more about the allegations here.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:18pm]


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