Florida Governor’s Wife Has Zika Mosquito Spray Business
September 13, 2016
If you’ve been trying to connect the Zika Virus mayhem dots, well, this latest news certainly might help you along. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is apparently reaping financial interest from the Zika mosquito business. Scott’s wife, Florida First Lady Ann Scott, has a multi-million dollar investment into a mosquito control service.
The company is Mosquito Control Services LLC of Metairie, LA. According to its website, MCS “is a fully-certified team of mosquito control experts – licensed throughout the Gulf Coast, including Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.”
Back in June, the Governor signed an executive order to push over $26 million towards preventing and preparing for Zika. This included mosquito control via pesticides. MCS is not listed as a registered state vendor and according to Florida Bull Dog, they did not respond to inquiries regarding the matter.
The Florida Bulldog reported in 2014 that Scott Capital, as it is known online, is operated by a trio of men who once worked at Richard L. Scott Investments, the private equity firm where Gov. Scott made millions for himself and his family putting together big-money investment deals when he was in the private sector.
Scott Capital posts its portfolio online. All nine listed companies are current and former investments of the governor and/or Mrs. Scott, including Mosquito Control Services, described as providing “mosquito abatement services primarily to municipalities.”
The puzzle and all of its pieces are certainly coming together a lot better in light of this new information. The trail of money might not be too difficult to follow at this juncture. It is unlikely that someone isn’t making a good amount of money pushing this Zika narrative.