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Veterans charity scandal mastermind suspended from practicing law

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Updated: 12/31/2013 4:19 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Bar says they suspended one of the masterminds of the Veterans charity scandal in early December, after he was found guilty of being involved in numerous illegal acts. 

The Florida Bar was tasked with handing down the suspension to attorney Kelly Mathis.

Mathis was found guilty in October of 103 counts in connection with a multimillion-dollar illegal gambling scheme that revolved around Internet cafes.

Mathis faces seven to 320 years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced  at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 12.

Some 17 other attorneys were also suspended from practicing law in the state for various reasons, according to a press release from the Florida Supreme Court.

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