It appears connected to her involvement with a non-profit at the center of a federal investigation.
Florida Lieutenant Govenror Jennifer Carroll has resigned from office.
The resignation comes two days after Florida law enforcement officers interviewed Carroll about her involvement with Allied Veterans of the World, a non-profit that operates internet cafes in the state.
According to reports, she used to represnet the firm.
Officials from Allied Veterans were arrested on racketeering charges after an investigation by the IRS and Secret Service. The owner was arrested Tuesday in connection to allegations that he made $290 million after supplying illegal gambling software in Florida and claiming the games' proceeds would benefit a veterans group.
While Carroll gives no details about the decision in her resignation letter, Governor Rick Scott's chief-of-staff Adam Hollingsworth has released a statement saying fallout from the Allied Veterans investigation spurred the investigation.
He says Carroll didn't want to be a distraction to the governor. No word on when a replacement will be appointed.