Carr stepped down from the job, citing a "significant health diagnosis," following a joint Herald and Tampa Bay Times investigation in July 2018 into her compensation and a subsequent order by the state Department of Children and Families to audit Carr's agency, the Herald reported.
"After many months of obstruction by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the governor’s office received deeply disturbing information regarding the organization’s practices over the past several years,’’ DeSantis’ office said in a statement.
The Florida House also voted to subpoena Carr and the agency's board of directors as the state examines thousands of pages of newly released documents, according to the Associated Press.
DeSantis, a Republican who took office in January 2019, also ordered the head of the state's child welfare agency to review contracts with the domestic-violence organization, which distributes state and federal money to organizations that help victims of abuse.
“My administration will not tolerate wasteful or fraudulent spending, particularly by an organization that purports to serve the vulnerable victims of domestic violence,” DeSantis said.