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Law enforcement investigation possible unauthorized recording in Lt. Gov. Carroll's office



The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has opened an investigation into a possible unauthorized recording within Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll's office.

It's the second investigation involving the governor's office in the past month. (Here's the first.)

The investigation started this week and results will be turned over to the state attorney's office, said FDLE spokeswoman Heather Smith.

A copy of the recording was obtained and published by the Florida Times-Union. It involves Carroll's staffer Carletha Cole and chief of staff, Jon Konkus, complaining about a lack of leadership from Gov. Rick Scott.


Before the recording was published, Cole complained to the FTU that there was rampant infighting in Carroll's office and described it as "like a juvenile school." Cole no longer works for Carroll.

[Last modified: Friday, September 16, 2011 11:07am]


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