Rick Scott (R-FL) has been sworn in as Governor of Florida. He won the Governor’s race by the closest margin in more than 130 years of the Florida Governor’s race. Scott is perhaps the shadiest Governor ever to be elected in Florida. He’s best known as the CEO in charge of Columbia/Hospital Corporation of America that pled guilty to the largest Medicare fraud rip-off in the history of the United States. Rick Scott invoked the 5th Amendent 75 times while under oath during the Medicare fraud investigation. The company was fined $1.7 billion. Scott received about $300 million when he left Columbia/HCA in 1997. He spent $50.2 million during the primary for the Republican nomination for Governor of Florida.
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