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State Sen. Mike Fasano's request for public records draws $10,000 invoice



When state Sen. Mike Fasano requested records about a $125 million pension fund investment, the head of the State Board of Administration sent him a three-page invoice for $10,750.13.

"The cost to the Florida Retirement System (FRS) for satisfying your inquiry using original documents is estimated to exceed $10,000,'' SBA chief Ash Williams wrote, "and completion of the associated legal process will likely take months.''

Stunned, Fasano fired back with a letter to the SBA trustees: Gov. Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Attoney General Pam Bondi.

"I do not want to accuse anyone of attempting to hide anything…'' wrote Fasano, R-New Port Richey. "However, when a $10,000 bill is sent with a warning that it could take months to supply the information requested, a reasonable person could perceive that perhaps something is in fact being hidden.''

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:48pm]


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