Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll Resigns Over Internet Gambling Scandal
Florida’s Republican lieutenant governor on Tuesday resigned amid questions about her connection to an Internet gambling firm that that is being investigated for racketeering, money laundering and lying about how much it donated to veterans.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement sources told News 13 that Lieutenant Gov. Jennifer Carroll submitted her resignation to Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Tuesday after she was interviewed about her links to Allied Veterans of the World, a nonprofit which operates Internet cafes in Florida.
“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,” Scott’s chief-of-staff Adam Hollingsworth explained to The Florida Times-Union.
You’d think our political representatives, regardless of party, would realize that their visibility is MUCH higher than your average citizen. Not sure how the thought “they’ll never find out!” ever enters a politician’s head.