Thanks to Seminole County Sheriff Donald Eslinger, the IRS and the Secret Service, a proposal to close Internet cafes throughout the state may be headed to the governor’s desk within two weeks after languishing in the Legislature for at least five years.
A multi-state sting resulted in nearly 60 arrests and the resignation of Lt. Gov Jennifer Carroll and has dwarfed the money, clout and inter-party disagreements that put the brakes on a ban on the casinos, an estimated $1 billion industry that netted the state virtually nothing.
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The Associated Press contributed to this story.