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The DeSantis strategy: Attack, accuse, then hope no one checks the facts | Commentary

Sunday’s newspaper contained the results of a months-long investigation into the prosecutorial record of State Attorney Monique Worrell.

Gov. Ron DeSantis claimed he removed Worrell from office because, among other things, she wasn’t adequately prosecuting drug-trafficking cases as highlighted by one of her most vocal critics, Osceola County Sheriff Marcos López. López claimed Worrell hadn’t prosecuted a single one of the 74 drug-trafficking arrests his office made last year.

Only, it turns out, that wasn’t true.

An investigation by Sentinel reporter Cristóbal Reyes found several cases resulted in convictions and that nearly half were still working their way through the system.



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