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A company that works with more than 40 state lotteries in the U.S. and several overseas says in court filings that a key executive orchestrated a "massive theft" of its most-prized secrets before he resigned to accept a position with a rival company.

Scientific Games International Inc. is asking a federal judge to prevent the information from being used outside the company in the multibillion-dollar lottery industry.

The company, with offices in Alpharetta, Georgia, filed the civil lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Georgia. It says a former vice president, Brian Keith Cash, downloaded thousands of computer files around the time he accepted a position with International Game Technology at its Lakeland, Florida office.

Cash didn't immediately return a phone message left at his home on Friday.

AP

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Posted: June 24, 2016, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

Just what are their "most-prized secrets"?  Inquiring minds want to know.

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    Posted: June 24, 2016, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

     Brian Keith CASH has probably signed documents at his former employer which prohibits him from stealing information and using it in future companies. This is a common practice to protect information. 

     On a side note... Lakeland, Florida was the home of Abraham Lee Shakespeare. Use the Search box to read about his tragic demise.

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      Posted: June 24, 2016, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

      Maybe he wanted to "Tiptonize" the Scientific Game RNGs and CASH in on the knowledge..... LeavingGroup Hug

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        Posted: June 24, 2016, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

         Todd, I like the Scientific Games icon on the LP front page. Good work! 

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          Posted: June 24, 2016, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

          Oh no !

          All these years I been saying "ya can't go wrong with cash" LOL

          I know...GROAN ! Thud

           

          Well yea, but I meant Johnny Cash !

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            Posted: June 24, 2016, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

            A company that works with more than 40 state lotteries in the U.S. and several overseas says in court filings that a key executive orchestrated a "massive theft" of its most-prized secrets before he resigned to accept a position with a rival company.

            Scientific Games International Inc. is asking a federal judge to prevent the information from being used outside the company in the multibillion-dollar lottery industry.

            The company, with offices in Alpharetta, Georgia, filed the civil lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Georgia. It says a former vice president, Brian Keith Cash, downloaded thousands of computer files around the time he accepted a position with International Game Technology at its Lakeland, Florida office.

            Cash didn't immediately return a phone message left at his home on Friday.

            Wow his last name says it all..he is in it for the CASH...lmao!!

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              Posted: June 24, 2016, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

              HAHHAHAHA Proffessional Criminals aka "Officials" "legal" criminals getting exposedGreen laugh

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                Posted: June 25, 2016, 1:56 am - IP Logged

                 Brian Keith CASH has probably signed documents at his former employer which prohibits him from stealing information and using it in future companies. This is a common practice to protect information. 

                 On a side note... Lakeland, Florida was the home of Abraham Lee Shakespeare. Use the Search box to read about his tragic demise.

                Not very likely he will be working for either company after this came out.

                Would you hire a thief? Why wouldn't he do this with the new company?

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                  Posted: June 25, 2016, 7:39 am - IP Logged

                  Ya know, I this was nuthin' but a Cash Grab...... G5

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                    Just what are their "most-prized secrets"?  Inquiring minds want to know.

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                      Posted: June 25, 2016, 9:41 am - IP Logged

                      Just what are their "most-prized secrets"?  Inquiring minds want to know.

                      lol Green laugh

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                        Posted: June 25, 2016, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                        Mega Millions 14 and 54 on the 24th... yea "random" lol

                        there is a secret right there... numbers/dates

                         

                         

                        also PB 42 and 52 on 22nd...

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                          Not very likely he will be working for either company after this came out.

                          Would you hire a thief? Why wouldn't he do this with the new company?

                          In my experience, people who steal company secrets right before going to work for said company's rival do so with the full blessing of the new employer...assuming no one gets caught. 

                          This guy wouldn't have had any reason to download their secrets to land the new job, he'd already been hired or at least had an offer extended to him. Putting himself in jeopardy when he had a new job lined up just doesn't make sense, unless...something else was going on. 

                          I'm willing to bet his being a thief isn't the issue for them. It's being an incompetent thief who didn't know how to cover his tracks that'll be unforgivable. The only problem with this being a civil charge vs a criminal one is that there's going to be little incentive for him to name names in order to cut a deal.

                          I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                          The odds are about the same.

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                            Posted: June 25, 2016, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

                            Its getting better all the time huh...all of them are so daaaam crooked you cant play in any state.