FDLE opens investigation into missing Rick Scott emails after complaint is filed by Alex Sink

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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement opened an investigation Monday into missing e-mails from Gov. Rick Scott’s two-month transition amid a complaint from former Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink about a possible conflict of interest, writes Michael Bender, who is covering this story like a winter blanket.

“This is outrageous,” Sink said. “Clearly there were laws broken. There should be an independent investigation into why these transition e-mail disappeared into thin air.”

…The FDLE arm assigned to investigations ordered by the governor, Executive Investigations, will be joined by the Florida Computer Crime Center in the inquiry, FDLE spokesman Keith Kameg said.

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