FORT MYERS, Fla.- The president of a subsidiary of a large land management company with ties to prominent Florida politicians is leaving.
Alico, Inc. announced Tuesday that Donald Schrotenboer, the president of Alico Land Development, is leaving at the end of the month.
His departure comes months after a settlement was reached that ended a lawsuit between former state Rep. Baxter Troutman and his cousin, state Sen. J.D. Alexander.
The lawsuit had contended that Alexander had mismanaged the company by pursuing a potential merger with another company.
The agriculture and land management company once was controlled by the late Ben Hill Griffin Jr.
Among Griffin's descendants are Troutman, Alexander and Katherine Harris, the former member of Congress who was secretary of state at the time of the chaotic 2000 presidential recount.
The company owns more than 130,000 acres in Florida.
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