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Feds Probe Rick Scott on Firing of FDLE Chief – Newsmax

NewsmaxFeds Probe Rick Scott on Firing of FDLE ChiefNewsmaxOusted Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey, who oversaw the state police, said he met two weeks ago with federal prosecutors who have been urged to probe his dismis…

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Romano: Rick Scott’s handling of FDLE change puts new chief in bad spot – Tampabay.com

Romano: Rick Scott’s handling of FDLE change puts new chief in bad spot
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Swearingen’s hiring raised red flags because of his chummy relationship with Rick Scott, and because of the governor’s seemingly unconstitutional decision to get rid of FDLE boss Gerald Bailey without the Cabinet’s consent. Bailey’s subsequent

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Gov. Rick Scott admits he mishandled ouster of FDLE head Gerald Bailey – WESH Orlando

Gov. Rick Scott admits he mishandled ouster of FDLE head Gerald Bailey
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Questions have been raised about Scott’s decision to force out Gerald Bailey, the former commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Bailey said he was pushed out after resisting potentially unethical requests from the Scott

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Gerald Bailey, Rick Scott and Everybody’s Whipping Boy — Willie Meggs – Sunshine State News


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Gerald Bailey, Rick Scott and Everybody’s Whipping Boy — Willie Meggs
Sunshine State News
Earlier in the month Meggs and his wife had dinner at the governor’s mansion with Rick and Ann Scott. And while the couples might not be close, Meggs has made no secret of the fact that he’s a Democrat who voted for Scott in November. On top of that, …
Gov. Scott visits FGCU, responds to FDLE scandalWink News
More tough FDLE questions for Gov. ScottWTSP 10 News
Turmoil puts focus on Scott, CabinetMiamiHerald.com
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Before firing another person, explain why – Sun Sentinel


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Before firing another person, explain why
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Johnson’s appointment came amid growing furor about Scott’s forced ouster of Gerald Bailey, who ran the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and whom the governor quickly replaced with Rick Swearingen, who ran the Capitol Police for FDLE. However …
Gray Swoope out, Bill Johnson as head of Enterprise FloridaNaples Daily News
Florida: GOP governor picks gay man as state’s top corporate recruiterSan Diego Gay & Lesbian News
The big news out of Miami-Dade: a new procurement chief is comingSunshine State News

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In Tampa, Rick Scott feels the heat as the Gerald Bailey controversy grows – SaintPetersBlog (blog)

SaintPetersBlog (blog)In Tampa, Rick Scott feels the heat as the Gerald Bailey controversy growsSaintPetersBlog (blog)As more calls for an independent investigation regarding the sacking of former FDLE chief Gerald Bailey grow, Rick Scott tried to stay…

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Rick Scott’s FDLE scandal blows open, demands probe – Orlando Sentinel


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Rick Scott’s FDLE scandal blows open, demands probe
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And that, my friends, is a big deal … and why Scott now has a full-fledged scandal on his hands. For those who missed it, the former head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement — 35-year-veteran Gerald Bailey — has started spilling the beans.

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Crystal ball: Prognostications on the unfolding FDLE scandal engulfing the … – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Crystal ball: Prognostications on the unfolding FDLE scandal engulfing the
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As if lying to the other members of the Florida Cabinet and circumventing the state constitution weren’t bad enough, Gov. Rick Scott’s troubles got worse over the weekend when ousted FDLE chief Gerald Bailey poured fuel on an already raging fire in …

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Times report: Gerald Bailey casts new allegations of intervention by Rick … – SaintPetersBlog (blog)

SaintPetersBlog (blog)Times report: Gerald Bailey casts new allegations of intervention by Rick …SaintPetersBlog (blog)Former Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey stands firm with claims that Gov. Rick Scott and advisers mounted a…

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Ousted FDLE chief: Rick Scott staff made false claims, tried meddling in … – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Ousted FDLE chief: Rick Scott staff made false claims, tried meddling in …MiamiHerald.com (blog)Ousted Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey claims he resisted repeated efforts by Gov. Rick Scott and his top advisers to fal…

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Ousted FDLE chief raises new allegations about meddling by Gov. Rick Scott … – MiamiHerald.com


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Ousted FDLE chief raises new allegations about meddling by Gov. Rick Scott
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Ousted Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey claims he resisted repeated efforts by Gov. Rick Scott and his top advisers to falsely name someone a target in a criminal case, hire political allies for state jobs and intercede
Former FDLE Commissioner Jim York raises serious questions about the Rick SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Gov. Rick Scott maintains that former FDLE commissioner Gerald Bailey resignedTampabay.com
Gov. Rick Scott under fire for ‘shabby’ personnel decisionsBradenton Herald
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Former FDLE Commissioner Jim York raises serious questions about the Rick … – SaintPetersBlog (blog)


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Former FDLE Commissioner Jim York raises serious questions about the Rick
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The latest development in the removal of Gerald Bailey as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner is playing out on Facebook. Gov. Rick Scott’s office orchestrated Bailey’s departure and told the veteran lawman that Scott had the backing

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Gov. Rick Scott maintains that former FDLE commissioner Gerald Bailey resigned – Tampabay.com


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Gov. Rick Scott maintains that former FDLE commissioner Gerald Bailey resigned
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TAMPA — Amid controversy over his role in forcing out Florida’s top law enforcement official, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday said Gerald Bailey’s departure was “the right thing for the organization.” …
Scott accuses former FDLE head of ‘petty attacks’Palm Beach Post (blog)
Cabinet Trifecta: Bondi shares misgivings about Bailey ousterBradenton Herald
Cabinet Backs Scott’s FDLE, DEP Leadership ChangesDaily Business Review (registration)
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Gov. Scott insists ex-FDLE head resigned; Bailey calls Scott a liar (w/video) – Tampabay.com (blog)


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Gov. Scott insists ex-FDLE head resigned; Bailey calls Scott a liar (w/video)
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Rick Scott and the Cabinet confirmed Rick Swearingen as the new commissioner of FDLE Tuesday, Scott repeatedly insisted to reporters that former commissioner Gerald Bailey resigned. Bailey immediately said Scott’s statement was a lie. “He resigned …

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Gov. Rick Scott shakes up FDLE, forces longtime commissioner to resign – MiamiHerald.com


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Gov. Rick Scott shakes up FDLE, forces longtime commissioner to resign
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Gov. Rick Scott’s transition to a new term suddenly turned rocky Tuesday when he forced the resignation of the longtime leader of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Gerald Bailey, commissioner for nearly a decade, was replaced on an interim
Gov. Rick Scott forces state’s top law enforcement official to resignBradenton Herald
Gerald Bailey replaced as FDLE gets interim leaderOrlando Sentinel

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Gov. Rick Scott shakes up FDLE, forces longtime commissioner to resign – Tampabay.com


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Gov. Rick Scott shakes up FDLE, forces longtime commissioner to resign
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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s transition to a second term suddenly turned rocky Tuesday when he forced the resignation of the longtime leader of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Gov. Rick Scott forces state’s top law enforcement official to resignBradenton Herald
Gerald Bailey replaced as FDLE gets interim leaderOrlando Sentinel
Gerald Bailey out at FDLE; Rick Swearingen named interim CommissionerSaintPetersBlog (blog)

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