Recording From Florida Lt. Governor's Office Investigated

Recording made by two top employees of Jennifer Carroll investigated

Friday, Sep 16, 2011  |  Updated 1:31 PM EDT
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Recording From Florida Lt. Governor's Office Investigated

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Florida authorities are investigating a recording made by two top employees in the office of Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokeswoman Heather Smith said Friday the investigation was launched this week after the agency received a complaint regarding recordings made in Carroll's office.

The Florida Times-Union obtained a copy of a conversation between John Konkus, Carroll's chief of staff and Carletha Cole, a spokeswoman for Carroll.

The Times-Union reported that Konkus can be heard on the recording saying that Gov. Rick Scott's chief of staff is afraid of Carroll. Konkus also said that Scott was not leading.

Cole herself was fired last week after publicly speaking out about infighting.

It is against Florida law to record someone without their consent.
 

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