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N.C. Lottery fraud trial: E-mail disclosure has witness in tears
An office manager for former state lottery commissioner Kevin L. Geddings broke down in tears on the witness stand Tuesday when she was asked to read for jurors an e-mail message that Geddings had sent her last year. The message directed Cheri Moore Pfisterer of Charlotte to not disclose that lottery vendor Scientific Games was a client of Geddings' public-relations firm. Geddings sent the message four days after House Speaker Jim Black appointed him to the lottery commission. Pls neve
Sep 27, 2006, 1:39 pm - Lottery News

Woman sentenced to life in prison for slaying of lottery winner
A 23-year-old woman has been convicted of helping kidnap her lottery-winning brother-in-law and then executing the man, who was also her lover, with a shot to the head. Victoria Jackson was sentenced to life in prison immediately after a jury found her guilty of first-degree murder Thursday in the July 2005 slaying of Jeffrey Dampier, an Illinois lottery winner turned Florida popcorn entrepreneur who was married to Jackson's sister. Prosecutors said Jackson and boyfriend Nathaniel Jackson,
Sep 22, 2006, 2:08 pm - Lottery News

Lottery manager resigns after charged with bribery
A Florida Lottery regional manager has resigned, just days after he was charged with seeking kickbacks from a Starke convenience store owner. Donnie Hamilton, manager of the 12-county lottery district headquartered in Gainesville, resigned Monday. Investigator said he offered to put Tony's Food Mart in Starke at the top of a waiting list for a lottery machine in exchange for a $1,500 bribe. He is charged with one count of bribery and one count of unlawful compensation for a government officia
Jul 29, 2003, 10:15 am - Lottery News

Fla. Lottery official arrested on bribery charges
A Florida Lottery district manager was arrested on bribery charges Friday after allegedly accepting payment from a Gainesville store owner he thought was seeking preferential treatment in getting a lottery ticket machine. Instead, the store owner was helping the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which was monitoring the action and arrested Donnie Hampton, district manager of the Florida Lottery's Jacksonville-Gainesville office, said Sharon Gogerty, an FDLE spokeswoman. Hampton was ac
Jul 28, 2003, 3:37 am - Lottery News

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