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Former head of Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence fails to appear

Posted at 11:36 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 23:36:34-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — There is more trouble for the former head of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Tiffany Carr faces a possible contempt charge after failing to appear at an Ethics Committee hearing on Thursday morning after being served a subpoena via Twitter.

Carr must explain to lawmakers why she didn't show. If not, she could face financial penalties or imprisonment.

Members have been investigating allegations Carr paid herself millions in public dollars, rather than use the money for the 42 domestic violence shelters the coalition financially supports.

Ethics Chair Tom Leek, (R) Daytona Beach, vowed to continue pursuing Carr's testimony before his committee.

"I mean, you can only evade justice for so long," Leek said. "Eventually, it will catch her."

As lawmaker's Ethics investigation continues, civil action by Attorney General Moody makes progress.

A judge has now ordered a receiver to take over FCADC assets.

Moody hopes the move will preserve forensic evidence, saying recently that criminal charges are still possible.