Florida Lt. Governor Resigns Amid Allegations of $300 Million Web Cafe Scam
Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll is simply one greater than 50 individuals who have been questioned in a massive online cafe scam investigation amid allegations that the general public relations firm of which she is co-owner did PR for Allied Veterans, which reportedly fronted for the scam. Although perhaps not herself charged with any wrongdoing in the scandal that is unfolding Carroll stepped down from her post immediately, stating that although her PR firm was also maybe not alleged to have been involved, she didn’t want her ties to Allied to be a distraction to Florida Governor Rick Scott’s management.
Lawyer was Mastermind
Still a developing story, it would appear that 49-year-old Jacksonville attorney Kelly Mathis had been the mastermind behind an enormous gambling ring that used Allied Veterans as being a front to skim $300 million from Internet cafes in 23 Florida counties, aswell as six states.
Allied Veterans of the World, a nonprofit organization produced to help veterans as well as in procedure since 1979, is the target of the investigation. The group operated 49 Internet cafes in Florida between 2007 and 2012, and those cafes introduced some $300 million in revenues. The majority of that money needs gone to help veterans in V.A. hospitals and clinics with their rehabilitation, but in reality, only $6 million for the take that is total a simple 2 percent, finished up being r