The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has turned over to prosecutors investigative findings about a recording made of discussions by staffers in Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll’s office, the Associated Press reported via The News Service of Florida. The FDLE confirmed that it had looked into recorded conversations between John Konkus, Carroll’s chief of staff, and Carletha Cole, a senior program analyst and spokeswoman for Carroll. It remains unclear who made the recording, which was leaked to the Florida Times-Union newspaper in Jacksonville. Cole has been fired for publicly discussing working conditions in the office. The AP reported that a spokesman in the office of Tallahassee-based State Attorney Willie Meggs said Monday that the office will review what FDLE has turned over.
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