Political aide ‘walked in on deputy governor Jennifer Carroll having sexual encounter with female employee in her office’
Were there cigars involved? If so, I’d say this woman is presidential material.
An ongoing criminal case against a former top aide to Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll is developing into a swirl of allegations about improper relationships and widespread illegal taping of phone calls inside Carroll’s office.
The allegations, which Carroll denies, were included in a court filing made late last week by the attorney representing Carletha Cole who was fired from her job.
Cole, 48, was arrested last October on charges that she gave an illegally taped conversation with another aide to a newspaper reporter.
Cole’s attorneys made the filing in response to prosecutors’ attempts to seal some evidence in the case.
In the most sensational claim, Cole said she witnessed Carroll and a top aide, Beatriz Ramos, in a ‘compromising position’ inside Carroll’s office.
She also claimed that Carroll’s chief of staff secretly recorded conversations routinely at the direction of those working for Gov. Rick Scott, and that the trash can at Cole’s desk might have been deliberately set ablaze following an argument between her and Ramos.
Cole also said Ramos was living at Carroll’s home and at one point she was ordered by Ramos to find adjoining hotel rooms for the pair when they traveled.
The disgruntle aide said that she was ‘scolded’ by Carroll’s security team when she placed Ramos next door to Carroll when the lieutenant governor and her husband traveled to Puerto Rico last summer.
The agent told her to not do it again, Cole said, but did not explain why.