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Lawsuit: Attorney General's office deleted emails

April 4, 2014
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Tallahassee attorney is contending in a new court filing that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's office deleted or withheld emails sought in an ongoing land dispute.

Steven Andrews is currently involved in a lawsuit over attempts by the state to acquire land near the Governor's Mansion. This week, he filed new information that alleges Bondi's office failed to timely turn over 61 emails sent or received by senior staff.

Andrews and his legal team contend that in 19 instances, the emails were deleted altogether. Andrews only found the emails later by cross-referencing documents obtained by other agencies.

A spokesman for Bondi on Friday called the allegations completely without merit.

But Andrews has turned up internal information that shows Bondi's employees manually decide whether or not to keep copies of emails.



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