Florida Lt. Gov. Resigns Amid Gambling Scandal

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Date Originated: March of 2013
Categories: Gambling, Jennifer Carroll & Rick Scott
Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll has resigned and authorities have announced that nearly 60 people have been charged in a scandal that involves Internet cafes. Authorities say the cafes are really illegal casinos, and those involved have been using a purported veterans charity (Allied Veterans of the World) to siphon off millions of dollars the cafes generate. Authorities say the charity was a front for a $300 million gambling operation. The public relations firm Carroll co-owned (3N & JC) did work for the charity. She has not been charged with a crime and has denied doing anything wrong. She resigned a day after being questioned about the case. There is also in question the current Governor Rick Scott's affiliation, as the charity and the software company that supplied the casino computer games did give hundreds of thousands (or millions) of dollars to both campaign contributions and lobbyists that he and many other politicians were affiliated with and could have easily profite...
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/13/florida-lieutenant-governor-resigns_n_2871177.ht...
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