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Charlie Crist on Technology

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Toughened penalties for identity theft and Internet spam

Charlie's path of public service next led him to seek election as Attorney General in 2002. Under his leadership, the Attorney General's Office recovered millions of dollars for consumers ripped off by scam artists; prosecuted or sustained the conviction of hundreds of murderers, rapists and other criminals; crafted agreements to protect the state's environmental resources and taxpayers; and promoted effective new tools to combat domestic violence, stop child abductions, prevent Medicaid fraud and address numerous other problems.

Charlie worked with the Legislature to pass new laws that dramatically toughened the penalties for identity theft and counterfeiting or dealing in prescription drugs. He proposed and worked to pass Florida's landmark civil rights legislation, the Marvin Davies Civil Rights Act of 2003, to pursue those who engage in willful discrimination against others. He also won approval for legislation targeting those who distribute illegal spam on the Internet

Source: Campaign website, www.charliecrist.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

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