TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

Two advocacy groups are asking Gov. Rick Scott to have Florida's chief inspector general investigate why an employee unit charged with keeping an eye on expenses at the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. was recently fired.

Leaders of an ethics advocacy group and also an insurance advocacy organization sent their letter Monday to the governor asking him to intervene.
    
State Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, added his voice with another letter to Scott asking for a broader investigation into Citizens' operations, especially its decision to eliminate its corporate integrity unit.
    
Citizens' is the state's largest property insurer with 1.4 million customers and wants to dramatically redubce its customer base to improve its ability to meet claims obligations in the wake of a catastrophic hurricane or series of storms.