Monday’s News Hour with Former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco and Dan Maduri, will feature Florida State Attorney, Pam Bondi.
They will discuss current events and policies around the Tampa Bay area and the state.
The show is broadcast live at Noon till 1:00 p.m. from the lounge at Malios Prime Steak House, downtown Tampa.
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Attorney Bondi’s hometown is Temple Terrace. Her father, Joseph Bondi, was a City Councilman and then Mayor of Temple Terrace. She is a graduate of C. Leon King High School in Tampa. Bondi graduated from the University of Floridian 1987 with a degree in Criminal Justice. She then graduated from Stetson Law School with a JD in 1990 and was admitted to the Florida Bar on June 24, 1991.
She is a former prosecutor and spokeswoman in Hillsborough County,where she worked as an Assistant State Attorney. Bondi resigned this position to seek the office of Attorney General of Florida. She has made guest appearances on Scarborough County with Joe Scarborough and various other cable news programming on MSNBC and worked for Fox News as a legal analyst.
Bondi prosecuted former Major League Baseball player Dwight Goodenfor violating the terms of his probation and for substance abuse. Bondi also prosecuted the Martin Anderson death defendants.
On December 1, 2009, Bondi officially announced that she would be running for Florida Attorney General.On August 24, 2010 she won the Republican primary for this post, narrowly defeating lieutenant governor Jeff Kottkampin a 3-way race. On November 2, 2010 she defeated Democratic nominee Dan Gelber, to become the Attorney General of the State of Florida. She was endorsed by former Alaska Governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the primary.
Bondi is the lead attorney general in the lawsuit seeking to overturn Patient Protection and Affordable Care Ace(PPACA), Florida et al v. United States Department of Health and Human Services. In the lawsuit the State of Florida and 26 other states have argued that the individual mandate provision of the PPACA violates the Constitution.
Some former lawyers of the attorney general’s office have criticized their former employer for preferential treatment of corporations and law firms. Critics have also charged that two of Bondi’s assistant district attorneys investigating foreclosure fraud were admonished and then forced out of their jobs.They also point out that Bondi has accepted campaign contributions from companies under investigation by the attorney general’s office. Through a spokeswoman Bondi responded, “We aggressively prosecute wrongdoing regardless of the subject of the investigation.”