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More charges pending in Mason case

Federal prosecutors plan to file additional charges in the extortion case pending against former Tampa officials Ronnie Mason and David Carr, federal court records show.

The records don't indicate what sort of charges might be filed or if others would be charged.

A single sentence tucked into a report last month said that an updated indictment with two additional counts is pending.

U.S. Attorney Charles Wilson declined Tuesday to elaborate. Attorneys for Mason and Carr could not be reached for comment.

Mason, a suspended member of the Tampa City Council, and Carr, the former City Council attorney, each face one count of extortion and one count of conspiracy to commit extortion.

A federal grand jury accused them last year of threatening retribution if a private ambulance company didn't accede to the private ambulance company Mason and Carr were starting together.

Mason and Carr deny the charges.