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Florida Governor Rick Scott comments on Jennifer Carroll's resignation

3:05 PM, Mar 13, 2013   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- During a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Governor Rick Scott spoke briefly on the resignation of Jennifer Carroll from her position as Leuitenant Governor of Florida.

Jennifer Carroll consulted for Allied Veterans of the World in 2009 and 2010 when she was serving in the Florida House of Representatives, according to Scott.

Carroll was interviewed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tuesday, Scott said, the same day she resigned from her position as Lt. Gov.

"Yesterday Lt. Gov. Carroll resigned in order to keep her former affiliation with the company [Allied Veterans of the World] from distracting our efforts to help make sure we do the right thing for Florida families."

Scott did not comment further on Carroll's resignation, other than to say, "she resigned and she did the right thing for the state and for her family."

Scott has also asked "Let's Get to Work" and "Rick Scott for Governor" organizations to immediately identify any contributions from the Allied Veterans of the World or the affiliated companies named in the multi-agency investigation.

"I want any funds from these groups to be immediately given to charity. I have zero tolerance for this type of criminal activity."

As for the future of the Lt. Gov. position, Scott said he will not be, "turning his attention" to the topic until after the session ends.

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