Floridians have four new ways to lodge ethics complaints against public officials. The change came as Gov. Rick Scott signed the final piece of a sweeping ethics reform package on Wednesday.
Scott’s signature opens up new avenues for people to report suspected government corruption. The new law allows the public to complain to law enforcement, U.S. and state attorneys or the governor’s office without their identity becoming public right away.
Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll is blasting statements by Integrity Florida's Dan Krassner, which he made during a Monday press conference calling for stricter ethics reform. Carroll says, she should not be held up as a "poster child" for corruption because she has not been charged with any ethics violation or crime.
The following is Carroll's statement in its entirety, which she released through a spokesman on Tuesday: