Florida Lt. Governor Resigns Amid Allegations of $300 Million Web Cafe Scam
Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll is just one in excess of 50 individuals who’ve been questioned in a massive internet cafe scam investigation amid allegations that the public relations firm of which she is co-owner did PR for Allied Veterans, which reportedly fronted for the scam. Although 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 was also maybe not alleged to have been involved, she did not 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 lawyer 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, also as six states.
Allied Veterans worldwide, an organization that is nonprofit to assist veterans as well as in procedure since 1979, may be the target of the investigation. The team operated 49 Internet cafes in Florida between 2007 and 2012, and those cafes earned some $300 million in revenues. Nearly all that money needs gone to help veterans in V.A. hospitals and clinics with their rehabilitation, but in fact, only $6 million for the take that is total a simple 2 percent, ended up being reported as charitable donation Continue reading