TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll resigned effective immediately as fallout from an investigation into internet cafes widened.
Lt. Governor Carroll’s resignation came roughly 48 hours after Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers met with her about an alleged involvement with Allied Veterans of the World, which operates internet cafes in Florida.
The Florida Times-Union reported officials from Allied Veterans and the head of the Jacksonville Florida Order of Police were the center of a federal racketeering investigation.
The Times-Union reported Allied Veterans is “accused of money laundering, using money from a nonprofit for personal gain and misrepresenting the amount donated to charities. Authorities said the group donated just 2 percent of its nearly $300 million in proceeds to charities over five years, according to the Times-Union report...(click pic to continue reading)