Not long after the grand jury handed down its indictment of former House Speaker Ray Sansom and Northwest Florida State College President Bob Richburg, Gov. Charlie Crist said he had heard about the news, saying "that's distressing to hear."
But Crist said it's important to remember that "an indictment is not a conviction."
The governor said he has not made a decision about whether to remove Richburg from his post while the charges are still pending.
As for whether Sansom should step down from his seat, "that's an issue for the House."
--Mary Ellen Klas