SANFORD (CBSMiami/AP) – Dozens of defendants charged with running an illegal gambling operation will be given a chance to enter their plea.

The suspects are set to appear before a judge on Tuesday in a courtroom in Seminole County.

During the hearing, the defendants will be read the charges held against them and given the chance to plea.

Back in March, approximately 60 defendants with ties to the Florida-based Allied Veterans of the World were arrested.

According to investigations, Allied Veterans spent two-percent of its $300 million in earnings on veterans’ charities while the leaders spent millions on boats, real estate and sports cars.

Former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll resigned after she was interviewed as part of the probe. She denies any wrongdoing and has not been charged in the investigation.

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