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Closing arguments begin this morning in the Kelly Mathis trial

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Updated: 10/09/2013 6:27 pm

SANFORD, Fla. -- Closing arguments are underway in the Kelly Mathis trial.

The Jacksonville attorney the accused mastermind of a multi-million dollar money laundering scheme that revolved around illegal Internet cafes.

Mathis was one of 57 people arrested in March after the state raided and closed those Internet cafes, which were tied to Allied Veterans of the World, a charity which housed homeless vets.

While millions of dollars were made in the Internet cafes, the state alleges only about 2% of its earnings actually benefitted the charity.

Most of the major players in this case have reached a deal with the state.  Many pled no contest in exchange for dropped or reduced charges.

Mathis is the only one who has refused to take a deal.  He's that confident a jury will find him innocent.

His defense team says not only were the Internet cafes running legally, Mathis was not a mastermind of a scheme.  He was merely a lawyer offering legal advice to his clients.

The jury will get the case tomorrow.
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