Illegal storefront gambling—Florida Police Union Chief took over $570,000.
Nelson Cuba, the former president of the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police, helped himself to revenues generated by Internet café gambling operations in the northern part of Florida. Cuba used a military veterans’ charity as a conduit for his illegal income. Participants in the ring skimmed a total of around $300 million until they were busted by state investigators. More than 50 individuals were arrested, with almost all pleading guilty. The guilty persons included former Jacksonville FOP Vice President Robbie Freitas. While there is a libertarian case for legalizing storefront gambling, neither cops nor unions representing them have a right to profit from such activity at the expense of veterans.