Governor's Office: Lt. Governor's resignation is "The right decision"
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Governor's Office is calling Jennifer Carroll's resignation "The right decision." Carroll resigned as the state's Lieutenant Governor because of her ties to an Internet cafe company that is now under federal investigation.
Carroll's resignation was announced Wednesday, one day after she gave her resignation letter to Gov. Rick Scott. Her resignation was spurred by an investigation into the Allied Veterans of the World, which was once represented by Carroll.
"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.” -Adam Hollingsworth, Chief of Staff, Governor Rick Scott.
Officials from that nonprofit Internet cafe company were recently arrested on racketeering charges. The owner was arrested Tuesday in connection to allegations that he made $290 million after supplying illegal gambling software in Florida and claiming the games' proceeds would benefit a veterans group. Authorities also interviewed Carroll.
Carroll's ties to the company were questioned when she was in the Legislature when she proposed a bill that would benefit Internet cafes.
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