Ex-Florida House Speaker Sansom Wants Delay in Trial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - Former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom
has asked for a delay in his trial until after the school year

Sansom's lawyers filed a motion Monday in Tallahassee saying he
could lose his job as dean of students at Okaloosa Academy Charter
School in Crestview if the trial begins March 21 as scheduled. It
could take one or two weeks.

The Destin Republican aroused suspicion two years ago when given
a $110,000 job at Northwest Florida State College after funneling
millions to the school.

He later was charged with grand theft for allegedly disguising a
$6 million appropriation to build a hangar at Destin's airport for
a political supporter as a joint use emergency management facility
for the college.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Sherree on Nov 30, 2010 at 06:49 PM
    Since when do suspects get to set their trial dates? This guy deserves the same treatment as "common" criminals. Stop the preferential treatment!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 30, 2010 at 04:55 PM
    He should not be allowed any more delays or postponements. He should recieve and we MUST demand he have a "speedy trial by a jury of his peers" [meaning adults- not other dishonest politicians]. The court system does not schedule around the requirements of any school.
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