Reaction to resignation of Florida's Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll listen03/13/13 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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Floridaâ€™s Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll resigned in a letter to Governor Rick Scott dated yesterday. The Governorâ€™s office said she did not want her ties to a company embroiled in a major crack-down on internet sweepstakes cafÃ©s to be a distraction. Carroll's public relations firm once represented Allied Veterans of the World, a supposed charity that law enforcement officers say was instead a front for an internet gambling ring.
We spoke with Aaron Sharockman, deputy government and politics editor at the Tampa Bay Times.
In a press conference this afternoon in Orlando, and streamed online, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey laid out the scope of their investigation.
In a press conference this afternoon Governor Rick Scott said Carroll did the right thing by resigning.