Prosecutor Wants Delay In Toll Agency Change

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando’s top prosecutor is asking the local expressway authority to delay putting a former state legislator in charge of the agency while his office investigates possible open meeting violations.

State Attorney Jeff Ashton on Friday asked for a delay in former Rep. Steve Precourt’s assumption of the executive director job at the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority.

Ashton says his investigation is in its infancy. But he says he detected a lack of candor and lapses in memory during interviews of witnesses.

He says he has heard enough to recommend a delay in Precourt’s taking over of the agency.

A spokeswoman for Precourt didn’t return a phone call.

Ashton’s office is investigating whether members of the board discussed the job status of the previous executive director out of a public setting.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

6 of the Best Ways to Spend Your Summer in Tampa BayTampa Bay is calling your name! Our beautiful area offers so much and this list is just a small segment of what Tampa Bay has in store for you this summer. Here are the best ways to spend your summer here in Tampa Bay.
Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.

Listen Live