The Florida official who set up a wealthy zip code vaccination center and created a VIP list is currently under investigation, the sheriff’s office says

The Florida official who set up a wealthy zip code vaccination center and created a VIP list is currently under investigation, the sheriff’s office says
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The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said it opened the investigation after a vigilante officer filed a complaint about it District Commissioner Vanessa Baugh, who admitted last week that she picked the zip codes herself and picked some people on the vaccination list so they and others could access the Covid-19 vaccine.

In a complaint to the sheriff’s office, Michael Barfield, a legal advisor and resident of neighboring Sarasota County, said Baugh, chairman of the commission, may have violated three legal requirements, including abuse of her public position.

“When Baugh put individuals and herself on a Covid-19 vaccine distribution list, she acted against the presumed Vaccine Standby Pool and used her official position to obtain a special privilege, benefit or …

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