Rick Scott Doesn’t Know How His Family Made $550 Million from One Transaction

By Tampa Bay Times’ Steve Bousquet, 7/16/2018:

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday did not shed any new light on how his personal wealth skyrocketed last year. …

“I put all my assets in a blind trust. So I don’t know how they invested the dollars,” Scott told reporters in St. Petersburg.

It was Scott’s first public comment on the issue since the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau reported on a windfall of up to $550 million from a single transaction, the sale of a Michigan plastics company.

“I might have been the only person that did that, and I did that because I don’t want to have any conflicts,” Scott said.

Scott’s blind trust will be back before a state court Tuesday.

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