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Allied Veterans of the World

Dubious Businesses Spent Widely On Florida Officials

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — The number of strip-mall parlors with slot-like computer games such as those targeted in a racketeering investigation could shri...

Mathis: Arrest Ruined My Life

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.21.2013 | Miami

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A prominent Jacksonville attorney accused of masterminding a $300 million gambling ring disguised as a veterans charity says he ...

Why Are There So Many Veteran Charity Scams?

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

Nearly half of the 39 veterans charities that the American Institute of Philanthropy rated in April/May 2011 were given big fat Fs. Why did they fail? In most cases, the money backed fundraising campaigns and executives, not veterans.

'Fiercely Loyal' Navy Vet Behind Florida Veteran Charity Scam

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact

BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. -- Johnny Duncan knew how to work a room. Outgoing with a wide smile and a Southern drawl, he'd drape his arm around a stranger ...

$300 Million Veteran Charity Gambling Scam May Put Vets In Need On Street

AP | RUSS BYNUM and KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 03.15.2013 | Impact

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A former Army cook who fell on hard times, Debbie Bowman has been living at the Allied Veterans Center, a shelter for homeless v...

Campaign Cash Part Of Probe Into Florida Charity

AP | GARY FINEOUT and CURT ANDERSON | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The key players behind a purported veterans charity accused of setting up illegal gambling rooms pumped more than $1 million...

Florida Lieutenant Governor Resigns

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida's lieutenant governor resigned and nearly 60 other people were charged in a scandal involving a purported veterans chari...