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McCarty investigation ends



A four-month investigation into whether Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty pressured insurance lobbyists to support the wife of his former communications director ended Monday with the Florida Chief Inspector General's office asking for a revised code of ethics. The 159-page investigation found that while McCarty in one instance used state resources for the political campaign of a judicial candidate, he did not authorize his employees to do the same and did not pressure companies his office regulates to contribute to the campaign.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:59pm]


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