Former Lt. Gov. must testify in taping case
Judge: Former Fla. Lt. Gov. Carroll must give information in taping case
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has said that former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll must provide information in a case against an ex-employee charged with illegally releasing taped conversations in the Lieutenant Governor's office.
Circuit Judge Frank Sheffield said Thursday that Carroll is "subject to deposition the same as anybody else" now that she has resigned.
Carroll stepped down Tuesday in the wake of an investigation into a multistate gambling operation that netted nearly 60 arrests. Carroll provided public relations services to the company before being elected.
Carletha Cole was arrested in 2011 and accused of giving a reporter a surreptitiously recorded conversation between Cole and Carroll's chief of staff. She was fired the next year.
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