Updated:SANFORD, Fla. —
Two lower-level Allied Veterans managers have been sentenced in a Florida court as prosecutors move ahead on the cases of dozens of defendants charged with using a veterans' organization as a front for a $300 million gambling operation.
Richard Rubino and Charles Black pleaded guilty Monday to two counts each of possession of a slot machine in Seminole County Court.
They were assessed courts costs and given a $50 prosecution charge. Some 13 charges were dropped against Rubino and 19 charges we dropped against Black, who helped operate four casinos.
A sentencing hearing involving several dozen more Allied Veterans defendants is set for Tuesday.
Last month, a Florida jury convicted attorney Kelly Mathis of 103 counts for his role in the Allied Veterans organization. He will be sentenced in February.