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Statement Regarding Statewide Drug Strike Force

3/30/2011

Contact: Alexis Lambert   (850) 413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE – Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today released the following statement commending Governor Scott and Attorney General Bondi for creating the Statewide Drug Strike Force.
 
“Pill mills have become a widespread epidemic in Florida, and it is going to take a coordinated approach to combat the glorified drug dealers who are taking over our state.  I commend Governor Scott and Attorney General Bondi for creating the Statewide Drug Strike Force, and I am committed to collaborating and providing the expertise of the Division of Insurance Fraud to assist in this crackdown on pill mills.”

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official and officer of the Florida Cabinet, oversees the Department of Financial Services.  CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government, reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away capital, and ensuring transparency and accountability in spending.