TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Former Florida Lieutenant Gov. Jennifer Carroll says she does not believe she is a target of a multistate investigation.
Carroll abruptly resigned Tuesday amid the fallout of a scandal involving a purported veterans charity that authorities said was a $300 million front for illegal gambling. Carroll had been a consultant for the company while she was a state legislator.
In a statement, Carroll said it was a difficult decision to resign but that she refused to "allow the allegations facing a former client of my public relations firm to undermine the important work of the Governor and his administration."
She said that she did not believe that she, or her former public relations company, were targets of the investigation.
Carroll also said she would not withdraw from "public life."
First Coast News