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Grand jury says state Sen. Evers 'was actively advocating' for billboard company over tree-cutting

Published Jan. 25, 2012

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State Sen. Greg Evers "was actively advocating" on behalf of a billboard company that had been talking about hiring his wife when he intervened with the state Department of Transportation about cutting down 2,000 trees, according to a grand jury report released Tuesday.

The Leon County grand jury, which subpoenaed Evers and other officials, did not indict anyone in the billboard investigation. But its report found that Evers' intervention on behalf of Bill Salter Advertising enabled the company to "secure permits by circumventing the law."

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Posted by Craig Pittman at 12:07:57 pm on January 24, 2012