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On Aug. 1, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home burglary. Among the stolen items — original records that purportedly showed illegal reimbursements for contributions to U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan of Sarasota.
The originals are still missing. But the homeowner, Terry Keith Howell, had copies.
Now Howell has given a set to the St. Petersburg Times, saying they support his claim that his former partners in a trucking company paid him a total of $18,800 to donate to Buchanan and Florida’s Republican Party.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Amount by which the total wealth of all American households declined last year:
A study concluded that commercial fish stocks may be gone by 2050 as a result of overfishing, pollution, and global climate change.
“All I saw,” said a 12-year-old neighbor of visits to the man’s house, “was just cats in little diapers.”
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