Ex-FL Lt. Gov. Admits Ethics Violations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Florida’s ethics panel and former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll have reached a deal over allegations that she broke the state’s ethics law.

The Florida Commission on Ethics unanimously approved the deal Friday with no comment. Carroll didn’t attend the meeting.

She was forced to resign in March 2013 after state investigators questioned work she did for a company that was accused of running an illegal gambling ring.

She was not charged with any wrongdoing, but the case was forwarded to the ethics panel.

Under the proposed settlement Carroll admitted she violated the law because she did not disclose money paid to a company she controlled.

The money came from Allied Veterans of the World.

She was paid the money while she was a state legislator and before she ran with Gov. Rick Scott in 2010.

Carroll also agreed to pay a $1,000 fine.