NSF Video: Citizens Insurance Hearing
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The president of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. testifies before the company's board of governors and blasts the media for focusing on problems at the state-run insurer and hurting employees' reputations. A defiant Barry Gilway dismissed many of the allegations as old news that didn't warrant new attention, or were flatly wrong. He said the negative actions of a few employees should not tarnish the work of the 1,300 employees at Citizens and he offered some choice words for the media's focus on the problems.
"The last time I looked around we were still in the United States of America. We have not been annexed to a communist regime and we still have some basic rights and those rights, by the way, include innocent until proven guilty."