Thursday, February 02, 2006

No Word Yet From Fla. Attorney General and Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist RE: Selective Enforcement of Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act

TALLAHASSEE, FLA---Selective enforcement of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act when well-connected law firms are involved is gaining increasing attention this election year. By email dated Jan. 28, 2006, I asked Florida Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist to explain for voters what his office's position is concerning this issue.

If you've read previous posts here, you know I'm a lawyer -- please don't hate me for it! ;) Crist’s office failed to investigate my reports of a well-connected law firm's widescale misappropriation of its clients' funds. I was employed by the The Law Offices of Eddie Farah in 2004 when I discovered, The firm was frequently 'padding' costs charged to personal injury clients by $300 or more per case and had been doing so for several years. It overcharged hundreds of unsuspecting clients and the combined misappropriated funds are estimated at several hundred thousand dollars.

According to the firm's web site, it is now known as the Law Offices of Farah & Farah, P.A. The principals in the firm are Eddie Farah and his brother, Charlie E. Farah.

I have yet to receive any response whatsoever to my latest inquiry to Crist. Maybe he just has no explanation for his office's obvious inaction despite having been provided with ample documentation of the law firm/professional association's overcharging practices. I can only guess since he hasn't responded. Seems like we Florida voters deserve more, particularly from a man who aspires to become our next State Governor.

Copyright © 2006 by Jeffrey R. Hill. All rights reserved.

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