Republican Fla Lt Gov. Jennifer Carroll announced her resignation Wednesday, a day after she was questioned by authorities investigating an Internet cafe company that she once represented. Gov. Scott's chief of staff said she was interviewed by Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers Tuesday regarding her work with Allied Veterans of the World. Carroll had owned a public relations firm that represented Allied Veterans. Allied Veterans operated Internet cafes and purchased software from International Internet Technologies. While serving as a state lawmaker, Carroll's ties to the company were also questioned when she proposed a bill that would benefit Internet cafes.
The owner of Anadarko, OK-based Internatl' Internet Technologies was arrested Tuesday in Oklahoma on charges of racketeering. He is accused of making $290 million after supplying illegal gambling software in Florida and claiming the games' proceeds would benefit Allied Veterans. OK authorities say the group received only 1 percent of the money. Chase Egan Burns and his wife Kristin face extradition to FLA to face. He and his wife were arrested after an investigation that spanned several years and involved the IRS and various law enforcement agencies in OK and FLA. "What we do is legal," Burns told The Oklahoman on Monday, the night before he turned himself in to local authorities.
Jennifer Carroll Resigns: Florida Lieutenant Governor Steps Down Amid Probe Into Nonprofit
What a low life to be scamming people in the name of veterans.