ORLANDO, Florida (AP) - Orlando's top prosecutor is asking the local expressway authority to delay putting a former state legislator in charge of the agency while his office investigates possible open meeting violations.
State Attorney Jeff Ashton on Friday asked for a delay in former Rep. Steve Precourt's assumption of the executive director job at the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority.
Ashton says his investigation is in its infancy. But he says he detected a lack of candor and lapses in memory during interviews of witnesses.
He says he has heard enough to recommend a delay in Precourt's taking over of the agency.
A spokeswoman for Precourt didn't return a phone call.
Ashton's office is investigating whether members of the board discussed the job status of the previous executive director out of a public setting.
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