Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Patty Ryan

Patty Ryan, a Florida native, grew up in Pinellas Park. For more than three decades, she has lived in Tampa, where she's a reporter for the Times. She joined the staff as an editor in 2001, after 22 years at the Tampa Tribune. Her work has been honored by the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors and the Florida Society of News Editors. She graduated from the University of South Florida.



Between 1978 and 2004, Jan Platt served a total of 24 years on the Hillsborough County Commission. FRASER HALE  |  Times (1999)

Jan Platt, Hillsborough Countyís voice for the environment, dies at 81

TAMPA ó Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Jan Platt, for more than 40 years a clear and often solitary voice for the environment, good government and libraries, died Friday evening. She was 81.Mrs. Platt was often known as "Commissioner...
Published: 11/01/17
Updated: 11/06/17
Duane Crithfield and Stephen Donaldson Sr. were sentenced to prison after marketing a fraudulent offshore tax strategy known as a

Judge wonít cut prison term of man who pleads obesity

TAMPA ó A claim of obesity wonít shave time off a Tampa manís prison sentence. U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday on Friday declined to reduce the 76-month term he imposed Oct. 12 on Stephen Donaldson Sr., 72, for peddling an illegal...
Updated one month ago
Duane Crithfield and Stephen Donaldson Sr. were sentenced to prison after marketing a fraudulent offshore tax strategy known as a

Tampa tax shelter schemer too fat for his prison term, attorney says

TAMPA ó A federal judge sentenced two Bay area men to prison terms last week for peddling an offshore tax shelter scheme that cost the IRS an estimated $10 million. But on Monday, one of the menís attorneys protested the outcome, indelicately...
Updated one month ago
Duane Crithfield and Stephen Donaldson Sr. were sentenced to prison after marketing a fraudulent offshore tax strategy known as a

Tampa tax shelter schemer too fat for his prison term, attorney says

TAMPA ó A federal judge sentenced two Bay area men to prison terms last week for peddling an offshore tax shelter scheme that cost the IRS an estimated $10 million. But on Monday, one of the menís attorneys protested the outcome, indelicately...
Updated one month ago
David Vaughan, 64, of Tampa was reunited Wednesday with his chihuahua, Trouble, who got out in the confusion of the storm and ultimately wound up at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

As Irma howled, hundreds of Tampa Bay area cats and dogs got lost

TAMPA — A Chihuahua named Trouble escaped his pet-friendly motel. Mr. Fatty the cat ran off in an unfamiliar neighborhood. Lenny, a parrot, flew the evacuation coop. Stormy? Squall? Survivor? Those three bolted, too.Hurricane Irma...
Updated: 2 months ago
In Tampa federal court on Wednesday, a judge issued a 36-page decision finding two Tampa men guilty in a case involving tax write-offs for corporate clients. [Times photo]

In deciding fraud case, Tampa judge blasts tax code as 'bloated and opaque monstrosity'

The judge delivers the verdict a year after the trial, calling the tax code a bloated monstrosity.
Updated: 4 months ago