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Sansom wants Rep. Joe Gibbons off panel



State Rep. Ray Sansom charged Monday that a member of the House panel investigating his ties to a Panhandle college is biased, has a conflict of interest and should be removed from the panel.

HousePhotoSized1945 Sansom suggested that Rep. Joe Gibbons, left, is biased by implying Sansom is trying to force delays and avoid the hearing altogether, and that he has a conflict because he works for the same law firm as an attorney for the college.

Several employees at Northwest Florida State College could be called as witnesses in the hearing, now scheduled to begin Feb. 22. The college lawyer, Bruce Culpepper, is a shareholder in Akerman Senterfitt law firm, where Gibbons is a consultant.

Full story here and Sansom's motion here.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:19pm]


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