Florida Gov. Approves Penalty in Ethics Case Against Carroll

Jennifer Carroll
Posted at 3:38 PM, Oct 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-20 11:47:56-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott has agreed to impose a $1,000 fine against his one-time running mate.


Scott this month issued an executive order that requires former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll to pay the fine as part of a settlement over her ethics case.


The Florida Commission on Ethics in July approved a settlement with Carroll where she acknowledged she did not properly disclose on required forms all the money paid to her company. The money was paid by a company accused of running an illegal gambling ring.


Carroll was paid the money when she was a state legislator and before she ran with Scott. She was forced to resign in March 2013 after investigators questioned her about the work she did. She was never charged with any wrongdoing, but the case was eventually forwarded by authorities to the ethics commission.

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