Lawyer: Scott Broke Law With Private Emails

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — A Tallahassee lawyer, who says Gov. Rick Scott intentionally broke the state’s public records law, has been given some extra ammunition and permission in his lawsuit. 

Chief Judge Charles Francis on Monday agreed to let Tallahassee lawyer Steve Andrews amend his existing public records lawsuit against the governor. Andrews can now use Scott’s release of nearly 200 pages of emails late last month as proof the governor violated the law with his rogue email account.

Those documents showed Scott exchanged emails dealing with vetoes, the state budget and his speeches from a private email account. Scott had previously said he used a Google email account to communicate with his family and not for state business.

Lawyers representing Scott had previously also stated there were no emails from a private account to release to Andrews.

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