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Florida, Domestic Violence Agency Settle Fight Over CEO Pay

Ashley Moody
Patrick Semansky
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AP
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody speaks during a roundtable discussion at the White House in Washington in June 2021.

The investigation began after the state learned president and CEO Tiffany Carr received $7.5 million in compensation for the three years before she resigned in November 2019.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody says the state will receive $5 million after a settlement with a nonprofit domestic violence agency and its former CEO over exorbitant pay the state said should have gone to domestic abuse shelters.

Moody and Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the lawsuit settlement Thursday.

The state investigated the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence after learning president and CEO Tiffany Carr received $7.5 million in compensation for the three years before she resigned in November 2019.

Carr’s lawyer said she didn't break any laws and the matter was simply a dispute about her compensation.

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