Jennifer Carroll, Florida's lieutenant governor resigned and nearly 60 other people were charged in a scandal involving a purported veterans’ charity that authorities said Wednesday was a front for a $300 million gambling operation. The organization, Allied Veterans of the World, runs nearly 50 Internet parlors with computerized slot machine-style games, which are normally legal in Florida if most of the proceeds go to charity. But investigators said the organization's executives gave precious little to veterans and lavished millions on themselves, spending it on boats, beachfront condos and Maseratis, Ferraris and Porsches. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi called the alleged scam "callous" and "despicable" and said it "insults every American who ever wore a military uniform." Authorities said they seized about 300 bank accounts containing $64.7 million, as well as sports cars and other property.
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