The Real Deal Miami

AG seeks probe of lawyers’ dismissal

August 03, 2011 08:05AM

While Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said she stands by the decision
of her office to fire two attorneys
who were lead state investigators
of Florida’s so-called foreclosure mills, she has asked for an independent probe of the
firings, according to the Palm Beach Post. “Because there are
allegations being made, I am asking for an outside inspector general to
review it,” she said. “I want to make sure this is the best office I can
make it.” The investigations were first launch by Bondi’s predecessor,
Bill McCollum. Bondi’s chief of staff, Carlos Muniz, had said that the
attorneys’ performance had been “unacceptable,” but their reportedly
good performance reviews had led to further questions over the
motivation
behind the firings. [Palm
Beach Post]