Bob Norman

News Director

Bob Norman is a veteran Florida journalist whose work exposing corruption has led to indictments of several public officials and the removal of misbehaving judges from the bench. He began reporting in Florida in 1993, with tenures at the Fort Myers News-Press, the New Times, and investigative reporter for WPLG-Channel 10 in Miami. Now a contributing writer for Columbia Journalism Review and the Washingtonian, Norman has received dozens of journalism honors, including the Livingston Award.

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“Corrosive” Florida Senate bill will hide public corruption rather than expose it, ethics expert says

A top Florida ethics expert is sounding the alarm about an ethics bill passed by the state Senate Thursday that would make it easier for …

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Florida Rep. Dan Daley rips North Springs water district for its “flat out disregard for the law”

Days after the Florida Auditor General found the North Springs Improvement District had violated state laws and stymied competition while it handed out millions in …

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Police have recovered video of Florida GOP chair and alleged victim in rape investigation

Disclaimer: This story contains explicit sexual content and details involving an alleged sexual assault.  Sarasota police have recovered a cell phone video taken by Florida …

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Group of Collier homeowners in “citizen’s revolt” against 93-year-old Collier Property Appraiser

Susan Piekenbrock said when she first looked at this year’s tax bill from the Collier County Property Appraiser’s Office, her “eyes popped out of her …

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Florida GOP Chair Christian Ziegler has claimed he’s been falsely accused, but judge and police found probable cause he committed sexual battery

In an email sent to top Republican officials in Florida, embattled state GOP chairman Christian Ziegler characterizes himself as the victim of an ongoing rape …

A snuggling smiling couple in front of a crowd in from of the Capitol. A blond woman in a white coat, a white man with black hair in a black coat.

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Listen: 911 tape released in criminal investigation of Florida GOP chairman Christian Ziegler. “She told me she was raped yesterday and she’s scared to leave her house.”

The sexual battery investigation of Florida GOP chairman Christian Ziegler began with a 911 call from a friend of the alleged victim who was worried …

Three people in a warehouse with a sign that says Group Leaders. Left to right: a white man with a buzz cut, a white man with a grin (Ron DeSantis, a blond woman.

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Florida GOP Chair Christian Ziegler, husband of Moms for Liberty cofounder, accused of sexual assault by alleged menage a trois lover

Christian Ziegler, Florida’s GOP chairman and husband of Sarasota County School Board member and Moms for Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler, is under criminal investigation after …

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FLCGA Investigation Update: State finds Broward water district broke laws and stymied competition as it handed out millions in public contracts

A public utility in northwest Broward County violated state law while doling out nearly $70 million in public contracts, according to a preliminary report issued …

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Collier Commissioner McDaniel sued for failing to release 350,000 private emails he used for county business, taxpayers to foot the bill

Collier County Commissioner Bill McDaniel has apparently been conducting a lot of county business on his personal email account – and now taxpayers will be …

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The Sheriff and the Fraudster: Lee County’s top cop won’t answer questions about his association with a crooked campaign donor

On paper, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno and alleged serial swindler Malek Khalil line up as natural adversaries, not friends.  Marceno is a popular lawman …

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A high-rolling sheriff? Lee County’s top cop discloses $458,879 in “gambling income” from casino

When Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno needs to unwind, he likes to gamble – and his financial disclosure forms indicate it’s been an extremely lucrative …

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Sacred Scheme: How Florida Taxpayers Fund A Christian Campaign Aimed At Pregnant Women

When a pregnant woman walks into the state-subsidized Pregnancy Help and Information Center (PHI) in Tallahassee for help, she’ll likely get a dose of Christian …