57 indicted in Florida gambling scandal

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Associated Press

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 13 at 12:00 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A sweeping multistate investigation of a purported veterans' charity based in Florida has led to nearly 60 people indicted and the resignation of the state's lieutenant governor.

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.

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