Florida governor Rick Scott has been exposed as having financial links to the Zika mosquito control company currently contracted to eradicate the Zika virus in the State.
According to a Florida newspaper, “Gov. Rick Scott has an undisclosed financial interest in a Zika mosquito control company in which his wife, Florida First Lady Ann Scott, owns a multi-million dollar stake through a private investment firm she co-owns.”
That’s right folks, it appears Scott isn’t just concerned about the well-being of Floridians but the cash to be made via Mosquito Control Services LLC of Metairie, LA. Perhaps that was a large part of the reason that he signed an executive order, on June 23rd, which allocated $26.2 million in state emergency funds for Zika preparedness.
MCS, whose services include monitoring and aerial spraying, may still benefit from Florida government funds- we just don’t know because they haven’t responded to requests for comment. We do know that the company is not a registered state vendor.