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Tampa Bay Times: Beleaguered Finance chair for Fla GOP resigns

From Tampa Bay Times Political Editor Adam C. Smith ...

Dr. Akshay "A.K." Desai has resigned as finance chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, amid turmoil at his insurance company and allegations by the state of " a pattern of mismanagement" and illegal financial conduct at Desai's St. Petersburg-based Universal Health Care.

"I was honored to be asked to be asked to be Finance Chair, and I'm proud of the work we've done together. I feel that I no longer have the proper amount of time to devote to such an important cause and so it's with regret that I must tender my resignation effective immediately as Finance Chair," Desai said in a Feb. 5 letter state GOP chairman Lenny Curry.

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