Allied Veterans Updated News and Information

Allied Veterans Updated News and Information 16 May, 2013.

Almost 60 defendants with ties to Florida-based Allied Veterans of the World were arrested in March.

Investigators say Allied Veterans spent just 2 percent of its $300 million earnings on veterans’ charities while its leaders spent millions on boats, real estate and sports cars.

Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigned after she was interviewed as part of the probe. She denies any wrongdoing and has not been charged in the investigation.

Maddox On Allied Veterans Defendant’s Witness List

WCTV – ‎May 7, 2013‎
“I’m not sure why I’m on the list.”Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox made that comment after finding out he’s on the witness list in the Allied Veterans gambling case.Federal, state and local authorities shut down the facilities in March.Jacksonville attorney Kelly Mathis is accused of being the mastermind behind the Allied Veterans charity.

Prosecutors say it was actually a gambling operation.

Shoar on witness list in Allied Veterans case

St. Augustine Record – ‎May 7, 2013‎
Jennifer Carroll was asked to resign as lieutenant governor the same day she was questioned by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement about her ties to Allied Veterans. Carroll, a former Clay County lawmaker, has not been charged with a crime and is 
Several state and local leaders, including St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar, are on the witness list for the Jacksonville attorney accused of being the mastermind behind a veterans’ charity that prosecutors say was actually a $300 million gambling operation.The witness list filed by Kelly Mathis includes former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, former Florida Secretary of Agriculture Charles Bronson, Palm Beach state attorney Dave Aronberg, former Jacksonville City Council President Jack Webb and sheriffs Joey Dobson (Baker), Rick Beseler (Clay), Jeff Hardy (Putnam) and Shoar.

Top Fla officials named witnesses in gambling case

San Francisco Chronicle – ‎May 7, 2013‎
The Florida Legislature approved a sweeping ban on the storefront operations after the investigation into Allied Veterans was announced in March. The filing of Mathis’ witness list came on the same day that the 57 defendants charged with running the 

Veterans‘ Charity Probed in Internet Café Racketeering

KMAS – ‎May 7, 2013‎
With the help of that loophole, the Allied Veterans company allegedly made $300 million as a non-profit and payday online gave less than 2 percent of that to charity, according to authorities. Following the Allied Veterans fallout, the state of Florida last week 

Charity gambling suspects set to be arraigned

WPEC – ‎May 7, 2013‎
Almost 60 defendants with ties to Florida-based Allied Veterans of the World were arrested in March. Investigators say Allied Veterans spent just 2 percent of its $300 million earnings on veterans’ charities while its leaders spent millions on boats, real estate 

Veterans Charity Scandal: Suspects plead not guilty

ActionNewsJax.com – ‎May 7, 2013‎
We’re talking about the Allied Veterans of the World investigation that led to the closure of dozens of internet cafes. The investigation also led to the arrests of 57 people, including four high profile Jacksonville men: former Allied Vets Commander Jerry Bass; 

Gambling Scandal Suspects Set To Appear In Court

WBFS – ‎May 7, 2013‎
Back in March, approximately 60 defendants with ties to the Florida-based Allied Veterans of the World were arrested. According to investigations, Allied Veterans spent two-percent of its $300 million in earnings on veterans’ charities while the leaders spent 

Top officials listed as witnesses in gambling case

First Coast News – ‎May 7, 2013‎
(AP) – Some of Florida’s top political and law enforcement leaders are named as defense witnesses for a Jacksonville lawyer charged with being the mastermind behind a veterans‘ charity that prosecutors say was actually a gambling operation. Kelly Mathis’ 
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