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November 09, 2006

Forida Political Appointee Resigns Due To Connection With "18-to-21 Year Old" Gay Porn Company


Ralph Mervine, executive director of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority, resigned Wednesday after a Tampa Tribune investigation found he is listed as the owner of a gay pornographic film production company.

The San Diego-based company, Coast Productions, operates at least two adult Web sites and has an adult Yahoo membership group. All three advertise and display young men, ages 18 to 21, offering photos and video clips of explicit sexual activities.

Coast Productions produces DVDs for sale at $39.95 apiece, as well as monthly Web site memberships to view shorter video clips of young men engaging in sex acts alone or with partners.

Mervine resigned hours after being approached by reporters about the company. He had worked for the authority since November 2004 as interim executive director. The board in July voted to make Mervine's position full time.

He offered his resignation to board Chairman Thomas Gibbs, authority spokesman Mathias Bergendahl said.

Officials became suspicious when toll-booth workers began offering motorists the chance to join them in the "Buddy Booth" for just an additional charge of $20.

Thanks to j.m.

Pic Down. As you requested.

PS, a liberal wants us to stop being puritanical about this and just get hip to the fact that gays exist:

Is porn wrong? what the hell the guys were legal, the companies legit I don't understand the whole issue. He worked on the expressway authority. Where is the crime or even impropriety in all of this?

If it was chicks would anyone care?

Get over your sanctimonious attitudes and grow up, gays exist and they like porn just as much as straight guys.

We did so badly we lost to this guy.

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posted by Ace at 03:57 PM

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