Florida Lt. Gov. Resigns: What Do You Think, Tampa Bay?
Jennifer Carroll’s resignation amid a racketeering investigation has Patch wondering if this affects your trust in government, Tampa Bay?
Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll has resigned her post as a racketeering investigation into a nonprofit she was once affiliated with continues.
That nonprofit, Allied Veterans, is accused of money laundering, siphoning profits and misreporting how much cash actually went to the charity, according to The Washington Post. The organization claims to help “fellow veterans in need,” according to its website.
While no charges against Carroll have been filed, several people with connections to Allied Veterans have been arrested.
Carroll resigned to prevent her “former affiliation with the company from distracting from the administration’s important work on behalf of Florida families,” a spokesman for Gov. Rick Scott is quoted as saying.
The resignation also comes on the heels of a recently released Pew Research Center study that says that only three out of 10 Americans trust the government, which has us wondering what you think Tampa Bay.
What do you think about Carroll’s resignation? Does it change the level of trust you have in Florida government? Or, does it just serve to reinforce what you already thought? Share your thoughts in the comments section.