Nine years after The Florida Times-Union revealed then-Public Defender Matt Shirk to have committed so many scandals they can’t be contained in a single sentence, an official body finally took action against the man. To recap Shirk’s background: He’d never defended a homicide case and had little experience when he ran for office in 2008 on an anti-Obama Republican message that included a promise to never question the integrity of police officers and a vow to force poor defendants to pay the office back. Both promises were things he wasn’t constitutionally capable of accomplishing.
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