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Crisafulli urges Republicans to return their money from Allied Veterans affiliates

Calling the allegations of fraud committed by the Internet cafes controlleld by Allied Veterans "outrageous", Rep. Steve Crisafulli sent a letter to his Republican colleagues Monday telling him he is donating the money to charity and urged them to do the same.

Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, who is designated to be House speaker in 2016, follows the announcement on Friday by the Republican Party of Florida that the party was donating $300,000 to the non-profit, state-run Florida Veteran's Foundation to compensate for taking the tainted cash. The Florida Democratic Party has not announced what it will do with the estimated $176,000 it received.

Here's Crisafulli's letter:

From: Steve Crisafulli <scrisafulli@rpof.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:49:13 -0400
Subject: ALLIED VETERANS

Dear Members, 

 

The information that has come to light regarding the Allied Veterans group and their affiliates is outrageous.

These allegations of fraud - especially in the name of those who risk it all in defense of freedom and our nation – must be prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Please find attached a list of entities who may have made political contributions in the recent past. I have directed my treasurer to review my campaign account to identify contributions from any of these entities. My plan is to make a donation to legitimate charity groups who serve our veterans. I encourage you to review your campaign account and consider the response you feel appropriate.  Download Internet Cafe Groups and Affiliates (1)

Sincerely,

Steve

**This email is for informational purposes only. Please do not respond to this email. Please contact Rachel Day atrday@rpof.org if you have any questions or need additional information.

 

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No More Rick Scott

Anything related to perceived fraud should be returned? Would that include 14 counts of admitted healthcare fraud? Everyone should disassociate themselves from Rick Scott and return him also.

THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO

Republicans haven't got their mojo back since they lost the Jacksonville Mayor's race after having for 20 years. It was in 2011 and they had the Governor and the Republican Chair of Florida helping.

whasup

The political contributions from the corrupt should be given the the state's Disable American Veterans organization. Simple, clean, and worthy!

John M.

The state Republican Party was right to return funding from anyone associated with Allied. Rick Scott should disqualify anyone for LG who took ANY money from these folks…especially from anyone who was criminally charged.

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