Lieutenant governor resigns after Internet gambling sting

In this Tuesday, March 5, 2013 file photo, Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and Gov. Rick Scott embrace prior to his State of the State speech in the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee, Fla. Carroll resigned and nearly 60 other people were charged in a widening scandal of a purported veterans charity that authorities said Wednesday, March 13, 2013 was a $300 million front for illegal gambling.

In this Tuesday, March 5, 2013 file photo, Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and Gov. Rick Scott embrace prior to his State of the State speech in the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee, Fla. Carroll resigned and nearly 60 other people were charged in a widening scandal of a purported veterans charity that authorities said Wednesday, March 13, 2013 was a $300 million front for illegal gambling.

I guess you could call this politics as usual in Florida. The saddest part is not one of corruption as usual in the state of Florida but the fact that the non-profit gave ‘…In this latest case, some of the GOP lawmakers who are disgruntled with Scott have their own worries. Investigators say that Allied Veterans donated about $2 million to state and local political campaigns, and spent $740,000 lobbying in Tallahassee…’ which most likely is more than they gave the vets who purportedly the non-profit was dedicated to serving. The the story because Carl Hiaasen is truly a great writer.

FL’s lieutenant governor, in sham job, resigns in wake of Internet gambling sting

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