TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The office of Gov. Rick Scott is trying to protect Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll from answering questions in a legal case involving one of Carroll's former employees.
A lawyer for the Scott administration is asking a judge to block the employee's lawyers from conducting a deposition with Carroll and her travel aide Beatriz Ramos.
The fired employee, Carletha Cole, is facing a criminal charge for allegedly turning over an office recording to a newspaper.
Cole says in court documents that she discovered Lt. Gov. Carroll and Ramos in a compromising position in the lieutenant governor's office.
The lawyer for Carroll describes the documents as a "campaign of harassment" and she should not be forced to answer questions.
A judge will hold a hearing on the issue next month.
First Coast News