Florida’s Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll has resigned amidst a criminal investigation involving her consulting firm. As the Florida Times-Union first reported, Carroll’s firm did work for internet café operator Allied Veterans of the World. Its owners were recently arrested on racketeering charges.
Carroll submitted a brief resignation letter Tuesday morning, saying simply, "it has been an honor to have served the state of Florida in this capacity".
Carroll's Controversies Overshadow History Making Election
An apology made to the gay rights community is the latest in the controversy between Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll and her former staffer. Carroll’s apology stems from a comment she made more than two weeks ago that some thought implied black lesbians aren’t attractive. She made the remark while trying to defend herself against claims that she and a female aide were caught in “a compromising position.”
An effort by Governor Rick Scott’s administration, to block Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll from getting involved in a criminal case dealing with her former aide, may have failed Thursday. A Leon County Circuit Judge told lawyers on the other side if they can prove why they need to question Carroll, he will reject Scott’s lawyers request to protect Carroll testifying in the case.