ray_samson.jpgDESTIN, Fla. (AP) _ Former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom says he's filing an ethics complaint against a state attorney who prosecuted him on corruptions charges. State Attorney Willie Meggs of Tallahassee eventually dropped charges against the Destin Republican and two co-defendants after they agreed to pay $300,000 restitution.

The Northwest Florida Daily News of Fort Walton Beach reports Sansom's complaint in part accuses Meggs of manipulating a grand jury and illegally releasing testimony.

Sansom faced grand theft and other charges over earmarking $6 million so Northwest Florida State College could build a Destin airport hangar allegedly for use by a co-defendant. The school later gave Sansom a $110,000 job.

Meggs said Sansom is one of the least of his many concerns and that he doesn't expect to resign as Sansom did.


Pictured aboce is Ray Samson