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The Florida Governor orders probe of Agency, was awarded its CEO nearly $5M in paid time

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered an investigation into the following financial reports of a private anti-domestic violence Agency, hired by the state, whose former CEO received an annual salary of more than $ 700,000 — and allegedly received a total of nearly $5 million in paid leave over a period of four years.

The Treaty of Tiffany Carr, who led the Florida coalition Against Domestic violence for two decades, granted her 50 paid work days per year since 2010, the Miami Herald reported, in addition to other perks such as a car allowance and time on “an executive retreat at a location of their choice.”

At least two employees working under Carr also received lucrative time-off rules, the newspaper said.

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Carr resigned from the job, citing a “significant health diagnosis,” according to a joint Herald and Tampa Bay Times investigation in July 2018 in their remuneration and a subsequent order by the state Department of children and families audit-Carr ‘ s Agency, the Herald reported.

Details were financed from the Agency finally, the state lawmakers Thursday revealed, prompting the Governor to demand an investigation.

Tiffany Carr, the executive director of the Florida coalition Against Domestic violence, the left, instead of speaking at a press conference, the Sept of Gov. Jeb Bush, background right. 28, 2004, in Tallahassee, Fla. (Associated Press)

“After many months of obstruction by the Florida coalition Against Domestic violence, the office of the Governor received deeply troubling information about the organization of the practices in the past few years,” DeSantis’ office said in a statement. “These practices include exorbitant compensation payments, misuse of state dollars, retention of information, and the violation of the public trust.”

The Florida house also voted to subpoena Carr and the Agency’s board of directors examined as part of the state, thousands of pages of newly released documents, according to the Associated Press.

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DeSantis, a Republican, care was ordered to the office in January 2019, also the head of the state’s children-to review Agency contracts with the domestic-violence organization, which is distributed to state and Federal money to organizations that help victims of abuse.

“My government is said to tolerate wasteful or fraudulent spending, especially from an organization that purports to serve the vulnerable victims of domestic violence,” DeSantis.

“My government will not tolerate wasteful or fraudulent spending, especially from an organization that purports to serve the vulnerable victims of domestic violence.”

— Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a press conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jan. 29, 2019. (Associated Press)

“The measures we take, you are exceptional, I would say, but these are extraordinary circumstances,” Republican speaker of the house of representatives Jose Oliva told reporters after the vote on subpoenas.

The house had been seeking more information about Carr’s pay ever since the first Newspapers of the questions in 2018, The Associated Press reported.

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To respond to Scott Howell, of the coalition, President of internal and external Affairs, immediately, an AP news comment search.

During the House floor debate, democratic Rep. Anna Eskamani, said Carr’s salary was appalling.

“If we know the work our local domestic animal shelters, that every penny counts, and if you are a CEO is paid that much money as the survivors in need of support, it should be something that terrifies each and every one of us,” she said.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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