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Statement from CFO Sink on Expansion of Inspector General Investigation into Office of Insurance Regulation

4/25/2007

CONTACT:  Tara Klimek or Nina Banister
(850) 413-2842 
 
TALLAHASSEE— Six days after directing her Inspector General to investigate whether state computers were used for political purposes in the Office of Insurance Regulation, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink directed her Inspector General to ask Governor Charlie Crist’s Chief Inspector General, as well as the Inspectors General for Attorney General Bill McCollum and Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson, to conduct a joint investigation.
 
In addition, Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink offered the following statement:
 
“As Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, I am committed to protecting the people’s tax dollars and our state’s resources.  I am concerned about the allegation that state computers were used for political purposes in the Office of Insurance Regulation."
 
“At this time, I feel it is necessary for the Governor and Cabinet to work together to expand the investigation.  I am grateful for their cooperation and willingness to go forward so that we can get to the bottom of this situation for the people of Florida.”
 
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