Florida Lt. Governor Resigns Amid Allegations of $300 Million Internet Cafe Scam

Florida Lt. Governor Resigns Amid Allegations of $300 Million Internet Cafe Scam

Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll is one of more than 50 people who have been questioned in a massive online cafe scam investigation amid allegations that a general public relations company of which she is co-owner did PR for Allied Veterans, which apparently 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 not alleged to have been involved, she didn’t want her ties to Allied to become a distraction to Florida Governor Rick Scott’s administration.

Lawyer was Mastermind

Still a developing story, it would appear that 49-year-old Jacksonville lawyer Kelly Mathis ended up being 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, a nonprofit organization created to help veterans plus in procedure since 1979, may be the target of the investigation. The team operated 49 Internet cafes in Florida between 2007 and 2012, and the ones cafes earned some $300 million in revenues. The majority of that money must have gone to help veterans in V.A. hospitals and clinics with their rehabilitation, but in reality, only $6 million of this take that is total a simple 2 percent, ended up being reported as ch Continue reading “Florida Lt. Governor Resigns Amid Allegations of $300 Million Internet Cafe Scam”