Federal complaint accuses Florida Gov. DeSantis, Lakewood Ranch vaccination site of discrimination
Ron DeSantis puts on his mask during a news conference at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2021. - Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS

MIAMI — The vaccination site at Florida's Lakewood Ranch is now at the center of a federal complaint accusing Gov. Ron DeSantis of discriminatory and fraudulent practices in the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Last month, a three-day event was held by the state at the Premier Sports Complex that only gave appointments to residents who live in two of Manatee County’s wealthiest ZIP codes, in Lakewood Ranch. The chosen ZIP codes had been impacted less than other parts of the county, according to the state’s own COVID-19 data. According to the complaint filed with the U.S. Department of He...