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57 indicted in scandal based at purported Fla. veterans' charity

57 indicted in scandal: Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll once did public relations for the charity Allied Veterans of the World. She was questioned in the investigation, but she has not been charged with wrongdoing.

By Mike SchneiderAssociated Press / March 14, 2013

The entrance to a closed down and vacant Internet Cafe run by Allied Veterans is seen Wednesday, March 13, in Casselberry, Fla. Florida's lieutenant governor resigned and nearly 60 other people were charged in a widening scandal of a purported veterans charity that authorities said Wednesday was a $300 million front for illegal gambling.

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ORLANDO, Fla.

A sweeping multistate investigation of a purported veterans' charity based in Florida has led to arrest warrants against nearly 60 people and the resignation of the state's lieutenant governor.

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Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll once did public relations for the charity Allied Veterans of the World. She was questioned in the investigation, but she has not been charged with wrongdoing.

Authorities said Wednesday they have issued 57 arrest warrants in Florida and five other states. Attorney General Pam Bondi says charges will include racketeering, conspiracy, money laundering and possession of slot machines.

Carroll's office has had no comment on the matter.

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