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To serve as Florida financial regulation chief, attorney Tom Grady had to give up suit



We told you here about incoming Financial Regulation Commissioner Tom Grady and the lawsuit he pursued, until a few months ago, against the State Board of Administration for $1.4 million in legal fees. Grady needed to extricate himself from the lawsuit before taking his new job.

The trustees of the pension fund are Gov. Rick Scott, who is Grady's Naples neighbor and friend, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Here's the full story from Sunday's Times about Grady, a securities attorney, fierce Republican and former state House member. He starts Monday.

[Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2011 1:36pm]


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