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After Mayor Maroño's fraud-bust, Rick Scott is disappointed but mum on friendship

@MarcACaputo Whenever Gov. Rick Scott had a Miami-Dade public event, chances were high that his earliest of supporters was there, Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño.

Scott frequently gave him a shout-out. Now he's mum about their relationship.

After Maroño's FBI arrest Tuesday in a federal grant-fraud scheme, Scott has to suspend his friend from office and distance himself from his supporter who worked on his transition team and one-time appointee.

"It's a disappointment," Scott told The Tampa Bay Times. "All elected officials should live up to the highest standards and it's always a disappointment when anybody does something that's not living up to that standard."

Asked about his friendship with Maroño, Scott didn't directly respond.

"Here's what's important: If you're an elected official do the right thing," Scott said. "Any elected official that doesn't do the right thing, all of us are disappointed."

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K Bennett

And once again the UNmasked Politico denies another crony and brushes the dirt off his 3,000 dollar suit.How long until his whole cabinet is gone and he has no friends left to blame? Will he then have to make amends for his own hidden agendas? Or will we have a new governor by then? Next stop CONGRESS......... He is already apving the way on the backs of his "friends".

johanna best

Rick Scott...the most corrupt and slimiest public official ever says.....
"All elected officials should live up to the highest standards and it's always a disappointment when anybody does something that's not living up to that standard."

Hello Pot, Kettle Here...Calling you black.

And Florida voters will keep electing these criminals to office...

Dick

"Scott resigned as chief executive officer in 1997, the year that federal agents went public with an investigation into the company, first seizing records from four El Paso-area hospitals and then expanding across the country.

In time, it became apparent that the investigation focused on whether Columbia/HCA bilked Medicare and Medicaid for tests that were not necessary or ordered by physicians, and for attaching false diagnosis codes to patient records to increase reimbursement to the hospitals.

Scott resigned as CEO in July, less than four months after the inquiry became public. Company executives said that if Scott had remained CEO, the entire chain could have been in jeopardy. At issue, Scott said, was that he wanted to fight the federal government accusations. The corporate board of the publicly traded company wanted to settle."

Politifact

Florida

Can't wait until Scott makes the same mistake, gets investigated again by the FBI and has to resign in shame as governor.

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