|Taking a big hit in this scandal, Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll resigned.|
Florida Democratic Party $244,000
Florida Republican Party $533,829 (Not on line but in paper)
Who should know better:
David Aronberg $20,000
Mike Fasano $2,500
Artiles, Frank: $17,500
Diaz de la DePortilla, Miguel: $69,500
Nunez, Jeanette $4,000, $1,000
Bullard, Dwight $3,000
Fresen, Erik $3,000
Margolis, Gwen $4,000
Garcia, Rene $3,000
Gibbons, Joseph “Joe” $2,500
Braynon, Oscar $500
Trujillo, Carlos $500
Flores, Anitere $500
Go to the link above for the disclosure list of all who received contributions.
You might think this is the end of this but another one of these "charities" is now being investigated for illegal gambling:
"Fresh off a nearly $300 million racketeering case involving a veterans’ charity that benefited from simulated gambling at Internet cafes, Florida regulators will investigate a children’s cancer group connected to a sweepstakes network that is four times bigger."These people have no shame using both sick kids and veterans while buying influence and lining their own pockets. The Miami Herald said: "Authorities say they (Allied Veterans) collected a combined $300 million in profits since 2007 but paid out only 2 percent — about $6 million — to charities."
"In exchange for the money that has flowed into the Children’s Cancer Cooperative from the cafes, the charity’s name is listed as sponsoring sweepstakes prizes offered at the cafes, giving players the impression money lost on the fast-moving games mimicking Vegas-style slots goes to help sick kids."
Looks like all Mayor Regalado support for maquinitas is for naught. According to the Herald the House voted to ban them:
The Florida House on Friday voted 110 to 6 for a bill aimed at shutting down Internet cafes, adult arcades and Miami’s “maquinitas.”