Posts Tagged ‘Tampa Mafia’

Former Prosecutor Chris Hoyer Talks about Fighting the Mob in Tampa

Chris Hoyer interviewed by ABC I-team reporter Adam Walser

Chris Hoyer interviewed by ABC I-team reporter Adam Walser

Bringing down the mob in Tampa was one of most important jobs James Hoyer founding partners Bill James and Chris Hoyer tackled as federal prosecutors decades ago.  It was a battle fraught with danger and one that Hoyer rarely talks about. He broke his silence in an interview with ABC I-team reporter Adam Walser for this story which takes an in depth look at their crackdown on corruption and ultimate price some paid in the fight.  Watch the story below.

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Bill James Tribute on 40th Anniversary of Mafia Crackdown

Bill James - 1992 photo

Bill James – Founding Partner

Bill James was one of the founding partners of the James Hoyer law firm. He was always known as a man of integrity, strength and fearlessness.  It’s been 40 years since he battled Tampa’s mafia, despite the personal danger he faced as a result.  Tampa Tribune writer Paul Guzzo takes a look back at Bill James and his brave role in that turbulent time: Read More…