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FDLE opens investigation into Scott e-mails amid complaint from Alex Sink



The Florida Department of Law Enforcement opened its investigation today into missing e-mails from Gov. Rick Scott's two-month transition amid a complaint from Democrat Alex Sink about a possible conflict of interest.

The head of FDLE, Gerald M. Bailey, is employed at the will of Scott and the Cabinet. That relationship could pose a conflict for the department's investigation, Sink said. Sink, a former state CFO, lost the governor's race to Scott in November.

"This is outrageous," Sink said. "Clearly there were laws broken. There should be an independent investigation into why these transition e-mail disappeared into thin air." (Story here.)

This is the second time in a month that Sink has weighed in on a Scott decision. Most recently, she talked to the Times/Herald to dismiss Scott's call to freeze the federal debt ceiling as "clueless."

[Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2011 7:12pm]


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