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Prosecutors wrapping up Allied Veterans scandal

6:43 PM, Nov 26, 2013

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.

2 Allied Veterans managers sentenced

7:20 PM, Nov 25, 2013

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.

Kelly Mathis asking for a new trial

10:47 AM, Oct 22, 2013

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.

Mathis found guilty on 103 of 104 counts

7:47 PM, Oct 11, 2013

The jury in the Allied Veterans of the World case against Kelly Mathis delivered a verdict Friday night.

Verdict in Fla. attorney's trial may affect cases

7:12 AM, Oct 11, 2013

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. 

Jury starts deliberating in Fla. gambling case

11:46 AM, Oct 10, 2013

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.

Internet cafe owner watching Mathis verdict

7:46 PM, Oct 9, 2013

Owners of internet cafes are keeping a close eye on the verdict in the Kelly Mathis trial.