Sheldon criticizes priorities of Florida AG Bondi

11:17 PM, Jan 29, 2014   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was upset that a Democratic challenger told a media audience that she was soft on white collar crime.

George Sheldon made the comments earlier Wednesday at the 20th annual legislative editors meeting hosted by The Associated Press.

Sheldon inferred that Bondi ignored a potential investigation into Donald Trump's business dealings in Florida after receiving a $25,000 campaign contribution from the New York entrepreneur.

A clearly angry Bondi, who had zipped through a long list of what she saw as triumphs during her term, described the accusation as not only wrong, but "despicable and disgusting."

Bondi said Sheldon's comments were completely misleading, noting that Trump has never been under investigation in Florida.

Sheldon left his position in the Obama administration to challenge the incumbent Republican.

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