ORLANDO, Fla. -- Several local, key suspects in Operation Reveal the Deal are closer to being released from jail in Seminole County.
Jacksonville attorney, and attorney for Allied Veterans of the World, Kelly Mathis, who had been held on a $1 million bond, had his bond reduced to $200,000 by a judge today. Mitch Stone is Mathis' attorney.
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Fraternal Order of Police president Nelson Cuba had his bond reduced from $500,000 to $250,000 and walked out of jail late Friday afternoon. Cuba is being represented by attorney Warren Lindsey. The VP of the organization, Robbie Freitas, is being held on a $500,000 bond. No word just yet on his effort for a lower bond. His lawyer is Tad Yates.
Jerry Bass, the National Commander for Allied Veterans of the World Inc. & Affiliates, has a $1 million bond as well. No word yet on his legal representation.
Throughout the day, a judge in Seminole County is determining whether the money put up for bond, by a number of suspects arrested in an illegal gambling investigation, is clean. It's part of what's known as a Nebbia Hold. Suspects under that hold have to prove the money they're using to get out of jail was earned legally.
Anyone with a bond of $250,000 or higher is tagged with the hold. The process can be tedious, according to those familiar with the hearings.