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Judge tosses some Allied Veterans counts

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Updated: 10/01/2013 4:05 pm
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge has thrown out about a third of the charges against a Jacksonville attorney accused of using a veterans group as a front for a $300 million gambling operation.

Judge Kenneth Lester on Tuesday threw out more than 50 money laundering charges against Kelly Mathis. A jury will still decide whether he is guilty of about 100 other charges related to Allied Veterans of the World.

Prosecutors say Mathis helped build a network of almost 50 Internet cafes throughout Florida and that very little of the proceeds reached veterans.

But defense attorneys say Mathis only provided legal advice to Allied Veterans.

The arrest of Mathis and 56 other defendants last May caused the Florida Legislature to ban Internet cafes.

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davisgloria738 - 10/5/2013 11:36 AM
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uptil I looked at the paycheck for $5144, I be certain that my father in law had been truley bringing in money part time online.. there neighbour has been doing this less than 12 months and a short time ago cleared the morgage on their home and purchased a great new Fiat Panda. go to these guys ....... W­W­W.D­a­y­3­5.Co­M
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