Fla. Gov. shuts down office after resignation

Published On: Mar 25 2013 03:54:38 PM EDT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

The administration of Florida Gov. Rick Scott is shutting down the lieutenant governor's office for now.

Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigned earlier this month after she was interviewed as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged gambling ring. She has not been accused of any wrongdoing.

But now the remaining four employees in Carroll's office are losing their jobs.

Emails show that orders have already gone out to pack up the office and secure state-owned computers.

A spokeswoman for Scott said the decision to shut the office was made to save money over the next few months until a new lieutenant governor is appointed.

Scott has already said he will not begin the process to name a replacement until after the annual legislative session ends in May.