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Aug 12, 9:42 AM EDT

UF finds evidence ex-lawyer mishandled public records


GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The University of Florida says it has found evidence that its former top lawyer improperly handled public records requests seeking information about her own job performance.

The Gainesville Sun reports the university's investigation into former UF General Counsel Jamie Keith found that she altered and withheld documents that were in response to an attorney's public records request.

The school said it found three instances where Keith appeared to alter documents.

Keith resigned earlier this year after documents were released that showed her own office's staff were critical of her management.

UF President Kent Fuchs stood by Keith, saying she was one of the best general counsels in the nation.

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Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com

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