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Tampa City Council member sued over public records

Did John Dingfelder forward emails to his wife that praised his City Council performance — with a smiley-face emoji — merely to show her that he was doing a good job?

Or, as a lawsuit filed Monday alleges, did Dingfelder secretly conduct city business through his wife’s email account in violation of Florida’s Sunshine Law, then threaten a local consultant who tried to expose the illegal practice?

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