• Lopez-Cantera sworn in as Fla.'s lieutenant gov

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    TALLAHASSSEE, Fla. -  Carlos Lopez-Cantera is now Florida's lieutenant governor.
     
    Lopez-Cantera, a former state legislator and Miami-Dade Property Appraiser, was officially sworn into office on Monday.
     
    Scott named Lopez-Cantera to the post in January. The job of lieutenant governor has been vacant since last March.
     
    Lopez-Cantera was sworn in by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricky Polston in a small, private ceremony held in the governor's office. The only attendees were family members.
     
    Former lieutenant governor Jennifer Carroll abruptly resigned after she was interviewed by law-enforcement authorities about work she once did for a charity that prosecutors have said was a front for a widespread gambling ring. She has not been accused of any wrongdoing.
     
      


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