The lieutenant governor of Florida, Jennifer Carroll, abruptly resigned on Tuesday, the result of a criminal investigation into an Internet sweepstakes company for which she once served as a consultant.
Mr. Scott said at a news conference that, by resigning, Ms. Carroll made sure “we do the right thing for Florida families.” He added, “She did the right thing for the state and for her family.”
Mr. Scott declined to say whether he asked for her resignation or when he first learned details of the inquiry. He said he had no information indicating she had broken the law.
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Florida’s Lieutenant Governor Resigns Amid Inquiry Into Sweepstakes Firm