Published: Mar 19, 2013 10:26 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Cabinet are suing an attorney who has been a frequent critic of the administration.
    
The governor and the three other state officials who oversee state lands filed a counterclaim lawsuit last Friday against Tallahassee attorney Steven Andrews.
    
Andrews is challenging a decision by Scott and the Cabinet to purchase land near the governor's mansion that is the location of his current law office.
    
Andrews and his law firm are representing a former aide to Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last week from her post as lieutenant governor. Carroll's aide was arrested on charges that she handed over a secret recording to a reporter. In court filings Carletha Cole alleged that she found Carroll and her travel aide in a compromising position.

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