Florida Lt. Governor Resigns Amid Allegations of $300 Million Web Cafe Scam
Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll is one of more than 50 people who possess been questioned in a massive web cafe scam investigation amid allegations that the public relations company of which she is co-owner did PR for Allied Veterans, which reportedly fronted for the scam. Although maybe not by herself charged with any wrongdoing in the scandal that is unfolding Carroll stepped down from her post immediately, stating that although her PR firm ended up being also not alleged to have been involved, she didn’t want her ties to Allied to be always a distraction to Florida Governor Rick Scott’s administration.
Lawyer was Mastermind
Still a developing story, it seems that 49-year-old Jacksonville attorney Kelly Mathis was the mastermind behind an enormous gambling ring that used Allied Veterans being a front to skim $300 million from Internet cafes in 23 Florida counties, too as six states.
Allied Veterans worldwide, an organization that is nonprofit to assist veterans and in operation since 1979, is the target of the investigation. The group operated 49 Internet cafes in Florida between 2007 and 2012, and people cafes introduced some $300 million in revenues. Nearly all that money should have gone to help veterans in V.A. hospitals and clinics with their rehabilitation, but in reality, only $6 million of the total take, a simple 2 percent, wound up being reported as charitable donations du