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Gov. Rick Scott office releases statement on Carroll's resignation

11:10 AM, Mar 13, 2013   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Governor Rick Scott's office released a statement Wednesday in regards to Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll's resignation.

"Individuals were arrested Tuesday for racketeering and money laundering charges in connection with Allied Veterans of the World's illegal gambling companies. Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll consulted for Allied Veterans while serving as a member of the Florida House of Representatives in 2009 and 2010. She was interviewed by Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers Tuesday regarding her work with the company. Lt. Gov. Carroll resigned in an effort to keep her former affiliation with the company from distracting from the administration's important work on behalf of Florida families. She made the right decision for the state and her family."

The statement was provided by Adam Hollingsworth, Chief of Staff for Gov.Governor Rick Scott.

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