Scott's Columbia/HCA company, the largest private for-profit health care company in the US, had to pay a record $1.7 billion dollar fine for defrauding Medicare. During deposition he pleaded the Fifth Amendment 75 times. He was forced to resign as CEO back in 1997, with his company admitting to 14 felonies. Since then Scott has been involved with multiple businesses, primarily health care and pharmaceutical related but claims no lobby ties.
Deciding to run for political office in April 2010 to oppose health care reform with his health insurance buds, Scott paid over 70 million campaign dollars out of his own pockets...not to mention the backing received from lobbyists, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Seminoles, & Sugar Industry. A special thanks to the GOP who after calling first him a crook did a full 360 & gave him $$$ support.
Floridians you have opened the monster's cage. Don't complain when you find your fingers missing...