Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll (R) Abruptly Resigns Due to Questionable Business Connections

by Colonel on March 13, 2013

“Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll abruptly resigned amid law enforcement questions about a Florida Internet sweepstakes company at the center of a nationwide criminal investigation.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement interviewed Carroll Monday about her connections to the company, Allied Veterans of the World, a Florida-based non-profit that operates a chain of Internet cafes.

Carroll once owned a public relations firm that represented Allied Veterans, and she did work for the company at the same time she served in the Florida House. She resigned Tuesday.

It’s unclear if Carroll is the target of any criminal charges. Attorney General Pam Bondi and law enforcement officials have scheduled a 2:30 p.m. press conference in Orlando to discuss the case. …

On Monday, leaders of the company and the head of Jacksonville’s police union were arrested on charges of racketeering and money laundering.

” — Tia Michelle and Mary Ellen Klas, Copyright 2013 Miami Herald Media Co.

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