Governor's Lawyer Misled FL Supreme Court in HSR Case

Rick Scott's general counsel, Charles Trippe, admitted that he "misrepresented a central fact" to support the governor's rejection of federal funds for HSR. This fact could lead to a reopening of the case, according to The Infrastructurist.
April 19, 2011, 6am PDT | Victor Negrete
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From The Infrastructurist:

"In a two-page letter to Chief Justice Charles Canady, Scott's general counsel, Charles Trippe, acknowledged that last month he misrepresented a central fact in arguments supporting the governor's rejection of $2.4 billion in federal funds for the project linking Tampa with Orlando. In the letter, Trippe admitted he was wrong when he told justices that $110 million of the $130 million authorized by the Florida Legislature for the project approved in 2009 had already been spent. Instead, Trippe said only $31 million had actually been spent - a major gap that appears to have shaped the court's decision that sided with Scott."

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Published on Monday, April 18, 2011 in The Infrastructurist
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