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E-mails deleted from Gov. Rick Scott's iPad as more records requests go unfulfilled



For a second time, e-mails to and from Florida Gov. Rick Scott have been deleted in possible violation of state law.

Scott's team acknowledged in August, months after a Times/Herald request for transition records, that dozens of e-mail accounts had been deleted from a private computer server where the documents were stored.

Now, Scott's office has confirmed e-mails stored on Scott's iPad were deleted when a Governor's Office staffer in charge of technology tried to print the documents. Both incidents have been described as accidental.

Meanwhile, Scott's office has not fulfilled requests for other public records from the transition, including one for documents that would show whether Scott crafted his legislative agenda with the same type of focus-group testing that shaped his $80 million campaign for governor.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 6:59pm]


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