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Meggs drops remaining perjury charge on Sansom

State attorney Willie Meggs said he plans to drop the remaining perjury charge against ex-House Speaker Ray Sansom in the case over the $6 million for an airplane hangar at Northwest Florida State College.

Last October, Circuit Judge Terry Lewis dismissed a portion of the two-pronged perjury charge against Sansom. The second portion, which accused Sansom of lying about whether anyone at the school had asked for accelerated state funding, was based on testimony from the Department of Education.

Meggs said at a scheduling hearing Wednesday that further information shows that Sansom and the college discussed the funding. He said that “nullifies” the remaining perjury charge. The next hearing in the case is set for June 16.