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Florida. Lt. Governor resigns from office
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll has resigned.
Governor Rick Scott's Chief of Staff, Adam Hollingsworth, said Carroll's resignation was spurred by an investigation into the Allied Veterans of the World.
The owner of the non-profit internet cafe company allegedly supplied illegal gambling software in Florida and claimed the games' proceeds would benefit a veterans group.
Carroll's ties to the company were questioned when she was in the legislature when she proposed a bill that would benefit internet cafes.
Governor Rick Scott says Carroll made the right decision to step down.
"I will not elaborate on her resignation other than to say that she did the right thing for the state and for her family."
So far, nearly 60 people have been arrested in 23 Florida counties in connection to the scandal.
Police say a second wave of arrests could involve elected officials.
There's been no public statement from Carroll.
Governor Rick Scott says he will wait until early May to name a replacement.