A pair of Southwest Florida’s most prominent developers used backroom political deals with elected officials and conspired in secret meetings to doublecross their one-time partner on a major land deal, a Sarasota jury concluded on Monday.

The six-member jury agreed with Palmer Ranch developer Hugh Culverhouse Jr. that fellow developers Randy Benderson and Henry Rodriguez intentionally sabotaged a 2010 land deal in which the three were to turn 1,000 acres in central Sarasota County into a major economic hub.

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