IOWA LOTTERY FRAUD SUSPECT PLEADS GUILTY

first_imgA former lottery computer programmer has pleaded guilty in Iowa to running a criminal scheme that allowed him to collect millions of dollars in lottery winnings in four other states.Former Multi-State Lottery Association security director Eddie Tipton on Thursday admitted that he manipulated the computer software he designed, allowing him to provide winning numbers to his brother and others.Iowa lottery C-E-O Terry Rich talked about the pending plea earlier this week:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/LOTTERY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..will be solved. :09Assistant Iowa Attorney General Rob Sand says Tipton, his brother Tommy Tipton and Texas businessman Robert Rhodes will repay $2.2 million in prizes they improperly claimed in Colorado, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Kansas:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/LOTTERY2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….most cases though. :21Iowa prosecutors will ask for a 25-year prison sentence for Eddie Tipton.Tommy Tipton also pleaded guilty Thursday in Iowa and was sentenced to 75 days in jail.Radio Iowalast_img

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