Courtesy of The Villages News
Published March 9, 2020
Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced the Department of
Children and Families has filed a lawsuit in the circuit court of the Second
Judicial Circuit against the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV),
as well as the organization’s executive leadership and board members. Former
Chief Executive Officer, Tiffany Carr, who is at the center of the ongoing
investigation into FCADV’s overcompensation practices, is included as a
Carr was paid more
than $7.5 million over three years, and here have been
revelations that the coalition allowed Carr to pad her paid
time off and cash it in for more than $4 million.
She and the organization are facing numerous claims of fraud
and misuse of tax dollars.
“The recent revelations regarding the Florida Coalition
Against Domestic Violence are alarming and disturbing,”
DeSantis said. “The Coalition’s deliberate abuse of state
dollars, inexcusable lack of transparency and calculated
breach of public trust is untenable. We will continue with
our efforts to ensure those involved are held accountable
for their actions, while also ensuring that survivors are
being provided with proper care and support.”
We applaud the governor and Attorney General Ashley Moody,
who have shown they will aggressively work to right this
apparent mockery of the state. Their actions should serve as
a warning to those who would consider similar behavior.
Former Chief Executive Officer,
For a PDF copy of the lawsuit filed, click HERE.