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Did 2 Fired Lawyers Do Too Good a Job for Florida AG’s Office?

Posted Jul 22, 2011 8:29 AM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Did two lawyers recently fired by the Florida attorney general's office do too good a job at probing problems with banks' handling of mortgage foreclosure cases?

A spokesman for AG Pam Bondi says the two were fired due to concerns about "proper identification and analysis of legal issues … judgment in discussing matters related to pending investigations with third parties … and … professionalism to opposing counsel," reports the Sun-Sentinel.

But Theresa Edwards says they got strong evaluations and wonder why she wasn't allowed to write a memo detailing what she'd been working on during the past year, to help her successors get started.

"Obviously we did our job too well," she told an Orlando Sentinel columnist earlier in the week. "We were making too much noise."

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