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Scientist ordered to jail in dispute with Everglades nonprofit

A Miami judge on Thursday ordered a well-regarded scientist to spend 10 days in jail as part of a bitter court battle with his former bosses at the influential Everglades Foundation.

Judge Carlos Lopez said he found Tom Van Lent, considered a leading expert on Everglades hydrology, neither apologetic nor credible following a hearingearlier this month that included testimony from Van Lent’s wife, priest, colleagues and an apology from the 67-year-old scientist.