MARION COUNTY, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement gave the go ahead Friday for Sheriff-elect Chris Blair to begin to prepare to take over the reigns of Sheriff in Marion County.
Blair was elected Sherriff by the majority voters in this year's past general election.
Blair has been being investigated by law enforcement for election law violations. The investigation remains active according to FDLE spokesperson Keith Kameg.
The FDLE stresses the investigation into possible campaign finance violations is not over.
Once the investigation concludes the findings will be handed over to prosecutors. If prosecutors find enough evidence of criminal wrong doing they could pursue charges in the case.