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Tampa, Florida -- After a long battle with Parkinson's Disease, former Supreme Court Justice, legislator and longtime Hillsborough County public servant Fred Karl has died. He was 88 years old.
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Fred Karl is credited with saving Tampa General Hospital from financial woes and was county administrator and Former Mayor Pam Iorio's former city attorney. Downtown's Frederick Karl County Center is named in his honor.