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CFO Patronis: DFS Prepared to Support Investigation on FCADV

2/13/2020

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Contact: Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com
Alecia Collins, 850.413.2842, alecia.collins@myfloridacfo.com
 
CFO Patronis: DFS Prepared to Support Investigation on FCADV
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement regarding Governor Ron DeSantis’ actions on investigating the Florida Collation Against Domestic Violence (FCADV).
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Government should do the right thing by its citizens – and I applaud Governor DeSantis for decisive action in investigating FCADV. The Coalition is clearly not being transparent and that’s a problem. As such, I’ve alerted our auditing team at the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to review and provide any relevant documentation to the Governor’s Office that may aid in getting to the truth. Additionally, as the investigation moves forward, DFS is staffed with well qualified auditors, and we’re prepared to provide support that may be needed for analyzing any complex financial activities the Coalition may have undertaken in an attempt to hide their actions.”
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).