Lt. Governor Carroll Resigns Amid Gambling Operation Investigations

Jennifer Carroll

Jennifer Carroll

Jennifer Carroll resigned yesterday from her post as Lieutenant Governor of Florida, the same day she was interviewed in an illegal gambling sting by the Attorney General’s office that resulted in 57 arrests around the state. Ms. Carroll is apparently not considered a suspect, but the PR company that she owns was a major client of the organization that ran the “sweepstakes” cafes: Allied Veterans of the World. Allied Veterans is under criticism for their involvement, and questions are being asked about whether they are a legitimate charity organization, in light of the extremely small portion of their revenue that actually goes to charity. Ms. Carroll once introduced a bill to legalize the sweepstakes gambling conducted by her client, but later withdrew the bill. There aren’t many details online at this time about those facing charges, so Crimcourts will keep an eye out in the future. Ms. Carroll has indicated she is cooperating, and that neither she, nor her company, are implicated in the alleged wrongdoing.


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