Grand jury: No wrongdoing in new Duval courthouse

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A grand jury says Jacksonville has spent $65 million on a new Duval County Courthouse and has nothing to show for it, but it didn't find any evidence of wrongdoing.

The sealed grand jury report obtained Tuesday by The Florida Times-Union says the project is a disgrace and a debacle and taxpayers have a right to be upset that they have nothing to show for the money spent on the nonexistent courthouse.

The grand jury says another investigation should be conducted if ground is not broken by this spring.

Voters approved building the new courthouse eight years ago. The price has skyrocketed from $190 million to $350 million.


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