Law360, Miami (January 14, 2014, 3:13 PM EST) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday appointed Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera as lieutenant governor, a post that has been vacant since March, when former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigned during the discovery of the Allied Veterans of the World's $300 million illegal gambling conspiracy.
Lopez-Cantera, who is also a former state legislator, will assume his new position on Feb. 3, according to a statement from the governor. He will be the first Hispanic lieutenant governor in the state's history.