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Deleted E-mails on Home Computer Lead to Charges Against Official

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· Story link A councilman in Marco Island, Fl, has been charged with violating the public records law by destroying…

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A councilman in Marco Island, Fl, has been charged with violating the public records law by destroying e-mails related to city business that were on his home computer.  The state attorney’s office filed the non-criminal charge based on a citizen’s complaint.   Although such e-mails have long been held to be public under Florida law,  prosecution is unusual. (12/5/07)