This comes almost exactly one year after Scott and his Cabinet voted unanimously to refrain from allowing state investment managers to use Florida funds to invest in companies controlled by the Nicolás Maduro regime, or in companies that violate federal law by doing business in Venezuela.
Scott has not said whether he will continue the use of a blind trust if he’s elected to the U.S. Senate in November.
Critics say the donations could explain what they say has been a slow move to penalize Conduent for problems that have angered SunPass users for two months now.
Rick Scott excludes from his public schedule meetings with lobbyists and their clients and rarely, if ever, acknowledges fundraisers.
For the first time, Scott has been required to reveal not just his own holdings, but those of First Lady Ann Scott.
Scott’s campaign says he was “not aware of” a $825 million corporate deal by the “blind trust” run by his wife.
SunPass has a backlog of 170 million electronic toll transactions. Their lobbyist just gave Rick Scott $97,000.
A U.S. Senate investigation in 2015 concluded that Gilead put profits before patients in pricing its Hep C drugs, refusing to lower prices.
“I put all my assets in a blind trust. So I don’t know how they invested the dollars.”
Remember when Rick Scott became the only public official in Florida to hide his finances using a “blind trust”?