FLASHBACK: Florida Governor Has Financial Ties To Zika Mosquito Company

Florida Governor Rick Scott has financial stake at Zika mosquito company

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.”

Healtnutnews.com reports:

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.


Florida Governor Has Financial Ties To Zika Mosquito Company