Florida Lt. Governor Resigns Amid Allegations of $300 Million Web Cafe Scam
Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll is one in excess of 50 people who have been questioned in a massive online cafe scam investigation amid allegations that a public relations firm of which she is co-owner did PR for Allied Veterans, which apparently 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 had been also not alleged to have been involved, she don’t want her ties to Allied to become a distraction to Florida Governor Rick Scott’s management.
Lawyer was Mastermind
Still a developing story, it appears that 49-year-old Jacksonville attorney Kelly Mathis ended up being the mastermind behind an enormous gambling ring that used Allied Veterans as 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 operation since 1979, may be the target of the investigation. The team operated 49 Internet cafes in Florida between 2007 and 2012, and people cafes brought in some $300 million in revenues. The majority of that money needs to have gone to help veterans in V.A. hospitals and clinics with their rehabilitation, but in fact, only $6 million regarding the take that is total a mere 2 percent, ended up being reported as chari Continue reading “Florida Lt. Governor Resigns Amid Allegations of $300 Million Web Cafe Scam”