|Published:||Mar 27, 2013 11:48 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 27, 2013 11:48 AM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A state probe shows that a now-bankrupt company was able to win $20 million in Florida economic incentives through the help of former Gov. Charlie Crist and other state leaders.
But the final report issued Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott's inspector general concludes that no law was broken even though it appears that the normal process was sidestepped.
Scott last year ordered a probe into the decision to award money to help bring Digital Domain Media Group to Port. St. Lucie. The company last year closed the facility and shed about 280 workers.
That probe showed that the state's economic development arm recommended against the deal.
Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel also reported that it's possible a similar arrangement could still occur now under current laws and rules.
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