Defense attorney Stephen Ostrow sits with his client, City Councilman Chuck Kiester, at a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 at the Collier County Courthouse where Kiester was found guilty of violating the State of Florida's public records laws by deleting e-mails pertaining to city business on his home computer.  Kiester was fined the maximum penalty of $500 under the law requiring public officials to keep record of and make available all public records, including e-mails, pertaining to public business.

Photo by DAVID ALBERS

Defense attorney Stephen Ostrow sits with his client, City Councilman Chuck Kiester, at a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 at the Collier County Courthouse where Kiester was found guilty of violating the State of Florida's public records laws by deleting e-mails pertaining to city business on his home computer. Kiester was fined the maximum penalty of $500 under the law requiring public officials to keep record of and make available all public records, including e-mails, pertaining to public business.

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