Business feeling effects of veterans charity scandal
Jacksonville, Fla. -- A local man says his business is in trouble after his partner was arrested in the veterans charity scandal.
Kevin Wicker lives for music. It's his passion, his life and his livelihood. He moved to Jacksonville from Nashville in September. He was promised a good future thanks to his friend Jerry Bass.
Wicker says the two used to travel on the road together making records. But when Bass was arrested earlier this month on money laundering and illegal gambling charges in connection to the veterans charity scandal, Wicker's livelihood changed. "Jerry and I are old pals. I never thought he'd be involved in this," said Wicker.
Now he's struggling to put food on the table. He's working odd jobs to try and supplement his income but right now he says its not easy. But he's confident he can get the music playing without Jerry Bass. "I don't care what Bass does. I'm going to do something good," said Wicker. "Hit songs have traveled through these channels and I'm going to bring it back because there is a lot of talent in this town."
The lease runs out next month. Wicker says he's taking Bass' name off it. Bass is now out of jail on bond.
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