Investigative series into former CEO of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence

$5 million in paid time off? Records show domestic violence agency CEO got that and more.

Florida legislators learned Thursday the cost of their decision to direct millions of taxpayer dollars to a private domestic violence agency and ask few questions. After months of obfuscation, the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence revealed for the first time that for the last three years it compensated its chief executive officer more than $7.5 million from state and federal funds — including nearly $5 million in cash compensation for “paid time off.”

Domestic violence salary scandal leads to questions of cover-up

When a Florida House committee reconvenes Thursday to question the two deputies of Tiffany Carr, the former CEO of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the focus will be not just on the salary scandal, but on what lawmakers see as increasing evidence pointing to a cover-up. House lawyers suspect that as the agency stonewalled state officials and may have forged documents — in an attempt to show the agency followed state and federal legal requirements.

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