Jim Smith's controversial land deal
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Pinellas Property Appraiser Jim Smith will leave office at the end of 2008 with his image tarnished by a land scandal. But his $80,000 yearly pension remains intact. His retirement will be further cushioned by $225,000 the county paid him in June for land his office valued at roughly a quarter of that amount.

[Joseph Garnett Jr. | Times]
"Where did I do something wrong?" he said. "I fail to see it."

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