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Former FL Speaker to appear before Grand Jury

The former Speaker of the Florida House, Ray Sansom (R-Destin), is scheduled to appear before a Tallahassee Grand Jury investigating his controversial short tenure as Speaker of the Florida House.  Sansom, as you may remember, stepped aside as Speaker, but retains a prominent position in Republican leadership.

The grand jury looking at Rep. Ray Sansom’s ties to Northwest Florida State College has just called its first witness of the day: Ken Wolfe, Okaloosa County emergency management coordinator.

Wolfe was in the room for about five minutes before another county emergency official, Dino Villani, was called. They are likely answering questions about the emergency operations and training center Sansom secured $6 million for in 2007. (more on today’s proceedings here.)

The grand jury began work at 8:30 a.m., with State Attorney Willie Meggs carrying a big stack of documents into courtroom 3C at the Leon County Courthouse. Meggs said the hearing could last all day.

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