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Arrest puts familiar Tarpon Springs name Fred W. "Bill" Howard back in news

Title: Arrest puts familiar Tarpon Springs name Fred W. "Bill" Howard back in news
Date: Friday, 19 March 2010
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Rita Farlow
Main source: tampabay.com

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TARPON SPRINGS — Fred W. "Bill" Howard made a name for himself in his native Tarpon Springs as a real estate developer in the 1980s. But he left the area after a series of controversies, from his dealings with the Church of Scientology to a failed business venture that ended in bankruptcy, several longtime Tarpon Springs residents said this week. "He disappeared off the face of the Earth," said City Manager Mark LeCouris. "I hadn't seen him in over 20 years." ... [Read the rest at tampabay.com]