A few days ago, the conservative Republican resigned as Florida's lieutenant governor after a $300 million gambling operation masked as a veterans charity (for which she once consulted) was uncovered. Now it turns out that she'll have to testify in former aide Carletha Cole's illegal taping case, where Ms. Cole alleged that she was fired because Ms. Carroll abused her political position in order to help out her alleged lesbian lover. From the Associated Press: "A judge told lawyers Thursday that former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll can provide information in a case against an ex-employee charged with illegally releasing taped conversations from the lieutenant governor's office. Circuit Judge Frank Sheffield released Carroll from his previous order giving her some protection from answering questions from defense attorneys. 'That was because you were concerned about them asking questions that would somehow impinge upon her office as lieutenant governor of the state of Florida,' he told prosecutor John Hutchins. 'Well, she's not anymore. So she's subject to (questioning) the same as anybody else.'"
The article continues about the illegal taping case, which is a felony: "Cole's attorneys have asserted that their client was being set up because she witnessed unprofessional behavior by Carroll and other employees, including walking in on Carroll and a female aide in a 'compromising position.' Carroll, a former Navy officer who is married, has denied the allegations."