House demands TV producer of Food Network show disclose details of $11.6M contracts with Visit Florida, others

POLITICO by Arek Sarkissian December 6, 2017 A Florida House committee looking into Visit Florida’s spending on tourism promotion is going to court to force a Tallahassee-based television producer to divulge financial details of nearly $12 million in taxpayer-funded payments
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House asks judge to force VISIT FLORIDA TV producer to provide documents

Tallahassee Democrat by Arek Sarkissian November 7, 2017 A House committee will ask a Leon County judge to enforce a subpoena handed to a TV producer who received $11.6 million in taxpayer dollars to produce a celebrity cooking show for VISIT FLORIDA.
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Producer sues to keep Emeril cooking show records from Corcoran

Orlando Sentinel via Associated Press November 3, 2017 A television show hosted by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse is at the center of a brewing court battle pitting the Florida House against the producer of the cooking show. The Republican-controlled House wants years
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Fraud concerns prompt House subpoena of Visit Florida show finances

Naples Daily News by Arek Sarkissian October 12, 2017 A state House panel unanimously agreed Thursday to subpoena financial records from a TV production firm hired by Visit Florida, citing concerns about possible fraud in the use of up to
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House will subpoena records of TV executive’s Visit Florida deals

Bipartisan probe targets C. Patrick (Pat) Roberts’ TV production firm. Tampa Bay Times by Steve Bousquet October 12, 2017 A state House committee took the extraordinary step Thursday of using its subpoena power to compel records from a long-time Florida
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