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Sansom Grand Jury

April 16th, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

A Leon County Grand Jury continued its probe into the questionable funding for Northwest Florida State College in Destin. The probe has already cost House Speaker Ray Sansom his job.

Thursday, the grand jury heard from former state Senator Lisa Carlton, who was the budget chief in the Senate when more than 25 million dollars was sent to the college. Grand Jurors also heard from the former director of the Destin airport over a controversial jet hanger that was to double as an emergency staging area. Jerry Sealy apparently told the grand jury there was no need for the hanger,

We never really said no, but we never really said, yes, thats a good idea, Sealy said.

The 6 million dollar hanger was to be built on land leased by a high level GOP contributor.

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