Published: Aug 19, 2011 10:56 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - E-mails written by Gov. Rick Scott and some members of his transition team were deleted in a possible violation of law.
    
The e-mails were written before Scott took office in January but after he was elected. They were lost when the private company handling e-mail for Scott's transition office shut down the accounts.
    
A lawyer for Scott's transition team said Friday that many of the e-mails - including those written by Scott - have been recovered by obtaining them from personal e-mail accounts. But he acknowledged that there is no way to know for sure if all e-mails have been found.
    
The deletion of the e-mails was not disclosed until this week. The Scott administration, however, says it plans to launch its own effort to try to recover the e-mails.

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