Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
SANFORD, Florida (AP) -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi won't be deposed by attorneys representing almost 60 defendants charged with running a veterans' charity that prosecutors say served as a front for a gambling operation.
A Seminole County judge's order earlier this month blocked defense attorneys' efforts to depose Bondi.
Judge Kenneth Lester's order is among a series of orders and motions filed this month in anticipation of the start of trial in mid-September for some of the defendants.
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Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigned earlier this year after she was interviewed as part of the probe into Allied Veterans. She denies wrongdoing and hasn't been charged with a crime.
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Other Florida politicians are on defense witness lists, including Gov. Rick Scott and Agricultural Secretary Adam Putnam.
The defendants say they did nothing wrong.
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