Buried among the hoopla of the newest Pope, Francis, is a story that Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll has resigned due to a scandal involving "Allied Veterans of the World" and their alleged operations of gambling halls disguised as "Business Centers" or "Internet Cafes". Nearly 60 others have been formally charged with crimes after an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
This organization would pride itself on helping Florida veterans but apparently didn't deem it necessary to inform the public that millions it had raised were actually spent on salaries, boats, beachfront condos and exotic cars such as Maseratis, Ferraris, and the like.
From what I have read, this group raised some $300 million from 2007-2012 yet only donated around $6 million, or about 2%, to charities and other organizations to help the veteran.
Florida law, such as it is, allows these de facto gambling halls if most of the proceeds go to charity. The 49 locations owned and operated by Allied Veterans, one of which was not far from me, were all shut down by the State of Florida.