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Rather than face sex-scandal questions, Rick Scott's APD appointee quits



Carl Littlefield, Gov. Rick Scott's pick to lead the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, resigned late Monday after talking to Scott, the governor's office said Tuesday.

Littlefield, 62, was supposed to appear before the Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee at 9 a.m., where Chairwoman Ronda Storms was likely going to grill him about a state-licensed group home in Seffner that housed men with severe behavior problems and allowed sex between the residents. Read this December Times story for background on the group home scandal.

Scott chose Littlefield to replace director Jim DeBeaugrine on Feb. 4. Littlefield's withdrawal letter offers no explanation for stepping down.


[Last modified: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:11am]


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