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(Tallahassee Democrat)   Former Florida House Speaker Allan Bense ran a company that bilked "millions of dollars" from local governments in 2018   (tallahassee.com) divider line
    More: News, Federal Bureau of Investigation, late CEO Derwin White, GAC Contractors, Bay County, Florida, Bay County, GAC'sworkers, work sites, former House Speaker Allan Bense  
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1431 clicks; posted to Politics » on 12 Aug 2022 at 2:48 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-12 1:52:17 PM  
Why, yes, he happens to be a Republican... how did you ever guess?

LOCK HIM UP!
 
2022-08-12 1:54:14 PM  
Bet he's glad that news came out today where it will be buried under heaps of treason and right wing incitement of terrorism.
 
2022-08-12 1:54:40 PM  
Surprise!
 
2022-08-12 1:58:21 PM  

GardenWeasel: Surprise!


I'm surprised he didn't become a senator... or governor of FL.
 
2022-08-12 2:48:54 PM  
Florida isn't really a state, it's just a collection of grifts.
 
2022-08-12 2:51:01 PM  
Going to be real difficult to get those funds back, but, I'm sure after a decades long lawsuit where the funds sit well protected as Stock Buybacks, they'll recover all the money
 
2022-08-12 2:51:22 PM  
Desantis pardon in 3... 2...
 
2022-08-12 2:52:25 PM  

OldRod: Why, yes, he happens to be a Republican... how did you ever guess?

LOCK HIM UP!


And funny how the article never mentions that? A plot is afoot! And by the Tallahassee DEMOCRAT no less.

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2022-08-12 2:54:57 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Florida isn't really a state, it's just a collection of grifts.


Now, now, I hear there's some great high dry land to invest in.

/Always has been
 
2022-08-12 2:55:28 PM  
"Bense is not charged in connection with the federal investigation of GAC Contractors. ... Bense, who was the company's managing partner, is the company's chairman."

Here's a major problem with our country and our justice administration in a nutshell.
 
2022-08-12 2:55:33 PM  

Walker: OldRod: Why, yes, he happens to be a Republican... how did you ever guess?

LOCK HIM UP!

And funny how the article never mentions that? A plot is afoot! And by the Tallahassee DEMOCRAT no less.

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https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=allan+bense
 
2022-08-12 2:55:44 PM  
Deeply red states have massively compromised elections.
 
2022-08-12 2:56:48 PM  
Did he hire a company that employed two guys with no experience to fix the whole state? That's the MO.
 
2022-08-12 2:56:56 PM  

JavaMoon: Walker: OldRod: Why, yes, he happens to be a Republican... how did you ever guess?

LOCK HIM UP!

And funny how the article never mentions that? A plot is afoot! And by the Tallahassee DEMOCRAT no less.

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https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=allan+bense


Yes, I know he's a Republican. I was just wondering why the article never mentioned it.
If it's the House speaker in red Florida obviously it's not a Democrat.
 
2022-08-12 3:00:38 PM  
Rick Scott did it and became governor and now senator.
 
2022-08-12 3:01:33 PM  
Libs hate him for his freedoms.
 
2022-08-12 3:01:45 PM  
You say 'bilked', I say 'provided jobs and met pre-established metrics'. Let the courts fight and if there's money to be repaid, I'll gladly pay it back at $20 a month until the entire debt is paid.  I am nothing if not a man of my word and a follower of law and order.
 
2022-08-12 3:11:23 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Rick Scott did it and became governor and now senator.


He did it AFTER he became governor, and despite people knowing, he became a senator.

My favorite part was that ultimately, he found that the vast majority of welfare recipients were not on drugs, and the state had to refund the cost of the drug testing to all those people. So while it made his wife a ton of money, it cost the state a fortune, and the program was killed.
 
2022-08-12 3:11:27 PM  
Man, Joel Greenberg really doesn't want to go to jail...
 
2022-08-12 3:23:08 PM  

Ethertap: Soup4Bonnie: Rick Scott did it and became governor and now senator.

He did it AFTER he became governor, and despite people knowing, he became a senator.

My favorite part was that ultimately, he found that the vast majority of welfare recipients were not on drugs, and the state had to refund the cost of the drug testing to all those people. So while it made his wife a ton of money, it cost the state a fortune, and the program was killed.


I was referring to his tenure as CEO of Columbia/HCA and his bilking of Medicare.

But, yeah, yours is good, too.  :)
 
2022-08-12 3:23:54 PM  
Bense is not charged in connection with the federal investigation of GAC Contractors.

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2022-08-12 3:30:21 PM  
Instead of being glad a criminal was brought to justice, GOP voters will just spout more whataboutism.
 
2022-08-12 3:35:04 PM  

FatherChaos: Instead of being glad a criminal was brought to justice, GOP voters will just spout more whataboutism.

Bense is not charged in connection with the federal investigation of GAC Contractors. White has since died. Bense, who was the company's managing partner, is the company's chairman.


He wasn't brought to justice but I'm sure they'll still complain about it being brought up.
 
2022-08-12 3:38:59 PM  
Technically, the Florida House of Representatives isn't a company... oh, nevermind.
 
2022-08-12 3:56:48 PM  
This guy should give Rick Scott a call for advice on how to get away with massive fraud against the fedgov.
 
2022-08-12 4:02:28 PM  
Obvious tag working overtime in a law office?
 
2022-08-12 4:03:51 PM  

whither_apophis: Desantis pardon in 3... 2..


Not for a federal crime, which is what this is.
 
2022-08-12 4:14:40 PM  

tekmo: whither_apophis: Desantis pardon in 3... 2..

Not for a federal crime, which is what this is.


He meant years not seconds.
 
2022-08-12 4:30:10 PM  
JFC, I bet that this is just scratching the surface.  This is New Jersey mob level stuff.
 
2022-08-12 6:36:02 PM  

Ethertap: Soup4Bonnie: Rick Scott did it and became governor and now senator.

He did it AFTER he became governor, and despite people knowing, he became a senator.

My favorite part was that ultimately, he found that the vast majority of welfare recipients were not on drugs, and the state had to refund the cost of the drug testing to all those people. So while it made his wife a ton of money, it cost the state a fortune, and the program was killed.


That's the professional, high volume grift. From the taxpayers pockets into the bank accounts of relatives and friends. None of this one-at-a-time bilking of the feeble-minded.
 
2022-08-12 10:27:15 PM  

tekmo: whither_apophis: Desantis pardon in 3... 2..

Not for a federal crime, which is what this is.


The hierarchy of authority* in the US: Sheriffs, county clerks, governors, state AGs, that guy yelling in the Chipotle parking lot, the Prez

/according the GQP
 
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