Gov. Rick Scott, whose 'social dinners' with lawmakers have raised open meeting questions, quietly removed Wauchula Commissioner Daniel Graham on Friday for attending a closed-door meeting. Graham and four other commissioners were charged with violations of state Sunshine Laws after a citizen's complaint led to a State Attorney's Office investigation.
The five commissioners recently pleaded no contest to the charges. The Lakeland Ledger reported today that the other four commissioners - David Royal, Valentine Patarini, Clarence Bolin and Jerry Conerly - have resigned, leaving the Hardee County city with two sitting commissioners.