Scott orders FDLE to pursue missing e-mails
Gov. Rick Scott on Friday enlisted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate why e-mail accounts from his transition, including his own, were deleted and whether any of the records can be recovered.
"Some or all of this e-mail data may compromise public records under the Florida Constitution and Florida Statutes Chapter 119," Scott wrote in a letter released to the Times/Herald late Friday.
The move came after the newspapers reported Thursday that as many as 50 e-mail accounts, including Scott's, were erased from a private company's computer server shortly after Scott's transition. That two-month planning period is crucial for any new governor, as hires are made in the administration and a policy agenda takes shape.