Senator Ted Deutch Asks McCollum to Investigate Tobacco Company Claims on Legislation: April 28

Apr 28, 2009

Attached is a letter delivered today, April 28, 2009, to Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.  The letter, sent by Senator Ted Deutch (D-Boca Raton), asks the attorney general to probe whether leading tobacco companies involved in the state’s settlement agreement are misrepresenting the need for certain legislation expected to be heard in the Florida Senate today.  According to Senator Deutch, disclosures by the companies to the Securities and Exchange Commission are in direct contradiction to assertions made earlier to lawmakers that without the legislation, payments to the state may be in jeopardy.