JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Fraternal Order of Police Union President Nelson Cuba has been arrested as part of the nationwide investigation into internet gambling with Allied Veterans of the World, according to three law enforcement sources.
Cuba was arrested along with FOP Vice President Robbie Freitas in Broward County and extradited to Seminole County.
Union members are at the FOP building on the Southside, meeting behind closed doors.
The Secret Service, the Department of Treasury, FDLE and JSO have been raiding internet cafe's across our area.
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The leader of the Allied Veterans of the World, Inc. and Affiliates, Jerry Bass, has also been arrested.
Investigators, according to court documents obtained by Action News, claim raked in hundreds of millions of dollars from a fraud ring that used Internet Cafes as a front throughout Florida and other states.
Action News asked Sheriff John Rutherford for a comment. Spokeswoman Lauri-Ellen Smith told Action News, "At the appropriate time the sheriff will hold a news conference with details about the operation."