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March 13, 2013
Florida’s lieutenant governor resigns amid racketeering probe
With ties to a racketeering case trailing her, Jennifer Carroll has called it quits. Carroll, a Trinidad-born politician who was the first non-European-American to hold statewide public office in Florida since 1868, once consulted for a nonprofit internet cafe company called Allied Veterans of the World, which is now at the center of a racketeering investigation. The owners of the company were recently arrested. ”Effectively immediately, I hereby resign the Office of Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida. It has been an honor to have served the State of Florida in this capacity,” her statement, in full, said.

Florida’s lieutenant governor resigns amid racketeering probe

With ties to a racketeering case trailing her, Jennifer Carroll has called it quits. Carroll, a Trinidad-born politician who was the first non-European-American to hold statewide public office in Florida since 1868, once consulted for a nonprofit internet cafe company called Allied Veterans of the World, which is now at the center of a racketeering investigation. The owners of the company were recently arrested. ”Effectively immediately, I hereby resign the Office of Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida. It has been an honor to have served the State of Florida in this capacity,” her statement, in full, said.

10:02 // 1 year ago
March 10, 2012

Former South Carolina Lt. Gov. Charged With Ethics Violations

  • seven charges of violating state ethics laws were leveled against former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Ken Ard, who resigned Friday
  • $7k+ was spent for Mr. Ard’s direct gain according to the indictment, including over $2000 on travel, and $3000 on multiple devices from Best Buy
  • $75k funneled by Mr. Ard from personal accounts, through people claiming to be outside donors, into his campaign during the 2010 elections source

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11:46 // 2 years ago