JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's been a month since scandal rocked Allied Veterans. Now, the dust is starting to settle, and the organization is working to rebuild its image.
After a statewide illegal internet cafe bust, the charity's leader, Jerry Bass, landed in jail. Investigators say Bass, along with dozens of others, were using money raised at those cafes to line their own pockets.
That money was supposed to support Allied Vets, a center that houses homeless veterans and helps them get back on their feet.
"Worst case we shut the door, and notify the residents that we'll help them find a new place to live, and we shut the door," said Allied Veterans CEO Retired Col. Len Loving. But he doesn't want that to happen.
"We're still probably right on track to go through June, unless we get some fusion of income."
He hopes that fusion of income will come sooner rather than later. Right this minute, he says the group is getting a new board, even changing its name.
"Once you get the new board, the new name, get a new logo in place, then perhaps we can go to the Internet, which we would, to do some solicitation," said Loving.
He's optimistic the organization will recover, even expand. The new board could be in place as early as next week.