Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll abruptly resigned after an Internet cafe company that was her former consulting client was linked to an alleged illegal gambling racket … Operation “Reveal the Deal” uncovered what law enforcement officials described as a “sophisticated racketeering and money laundering scheme stemming from 49 illegal gambling centers operating under the guise of Internet cafes,”
The Oklahoma-based organization spent around $2 million on political donations over the same period … Governor Rick Scott ordered a thorough inspection of his own campaign-finance records to see if he has received any contributions from companies associated with Allied Veterans. Such funds will be donated to charity, he said. On Thursday, Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry of Jacksonville took the same action. At least nine lobbyists and legislative advisers withdrew from representing [a linked Internet gambling company] … Tallahassee public relations woman Sarah Bascom said … the internet cafe lobbying “team” felt misled by the company. “We had no knowledge of any of this until Tuesday, when the media reports started coming out.