Only whispers are being heard concerning the embattled Florida republican government establishment. While the nation’s workers have slaved for increasing taxes, heavy inflation and an always increasing cost of living the parasite government leaders, who claim the need for less spending, are caught stealing from wounded veterans though Allied Veterans. This comes just after one of Florida’s larger state schools had to fire their president for taking advantage of spending accounts. (See: Steve Wallace)
Jacksonville.com is reporting that in 2007 Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson had been investigating a complaint that said the nonprofit raised money from gaming centers to help veterans groups and other charities, but “was not using the funds received via donations for the purpose of the charity.”
The story continues and the disgusting truth about the Allied Veterans conspiracy is starting to shine a light on what top Florida government officials have knowingly been a part of. Lt Governor Jennifer Carroll resigned from her position, but so far it is being reported that even though she worked for and took money from the organization, she is not being charged with any crimes.
Attorney General Pam Bondi issued the following statement regarding the multi-state, multi-agency investigation, called “Reveal the Deal,” into Allied Veterans of the World.
“It is shameful that Allied Veterans of the World allegedly attempted to use the guise of a charitable organization to help veterans in order to lend credibility to this $300 million illegal gambling scheme,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “The Office of Statewide Prosecution will be filing formal charges related to illegal gambling, racketeering and money laundering, and they will prosecute the participants in the scheme to the fullest extent of the law.”
Attorney General Pam Bondi says the charges carry up to thirty year sentences. The Allied Veteran Charges include racketeering, conspiracy, money laundering and possession of slot machines. Bondi says that less that 2% ever went to help veterans.
57 arrest warrants in Florida and five other states have been issued in the Allied Veteran case. Among those arrested are Jerry Bass of Jacksonville Fl, the Commander of Allied Veterans of the World. Jacksonville attorney Kelly Mathis, former Bar Association president, who Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Jerry Bailey called the “center of this organization.” Two Jacksonville Florida police officers who head up the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police, Nelson Cuba and Robbie Freitas.
JSO Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt is reported by actionnewsjax.com to have said Cuba’s name first popped up in a separate investigation in 2007.
“We started finding like dummy corporations that were being opened and closed. Just things that didn’t look right, quite honestly,” said Senterfitt.
Action News asked, “Was Nelson investing in Allied Veterans? Or was he running one of these centers?”
Senterfitt replied, “I really can’t get into details. It probably was neither one of those, exactly. But there was money moving to Nelson. He was involved.”
Senterfitt called Cuba’s arrest disappointing. He says it’s bad enough when a regular police officer gets in trouble, worse when it’s the union president.
Also listed as arrested or wanted are: