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Racketeering Shakedown News
After starting with 57 arrests for running a string of Internet casinos,
prosecutors are left with 17 defendants charged with operating Allied
Veterans of the World.
Two lower-level Allied Veterans managers have been sentenced in a
Florida court as prosecutors move ahead on the cases of dozens of
defendants charged with using a veterans' organization as a front for a
$300 million gambling operation.
A Florida attorney who was convicted earlier this month of using a veterans' organization as a front for a $300 million gambling operation is asking for a new trial.
The jury in the Allied Veterans of the World case against Kelly Mathis delivered a verdict Friday night.
Jurors will continue deliberations Friday in Jacksonville attorney Kelly Mathis' trial on charges that he helped build the alleged gambling operation under the guise of a veterans' charity.
Jurors will begin deliberations after receiving jury instructions in the trial of an attorney accused of helping to build a multimillion-dollar network of storefront casinos throughout Florida.
Owners of internet cafes are keeping a close eye on the verdict in the Kelly Mathis trial.