565 lottery scammers arrested in global operation
Massive 14-month investigation spans the globe and brings more than 500 fraudsters to justice
More than 2.8 million people in the U.S. paid to obtain credit cards, claim sweepstakes winnings and get in on lucrative investments that turned out to be too good to be true, officials said Tuesday as they announced hundreds of arrests in an international investigation.
Authorities in five countries have arrested 565 people in fraud schemes that netted more than $1 billion. Many of those arreste ...
May 23, 2006, 6:41 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery Post member turns up the heat on the Hoosier Lottery
Is the Indiana Lottery vulnerable to inside tampering?
By Kevin Leininger
Fort Wayne News Sentinel
You'd think Jim Grimes would be happy.
After all, the retired Noble County engineer, whose concerns about the integrity of the Hoosier Lottery were the subject of a column in June 2004, helped spark an investigation that led to three indictments in an alleged million-dollar scam. But, if anything, Grimes is even more frustrated than he was when we first talked nearly two years ago - even ...
Jan 31, 2006, 6:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Papers provide details on N.C. Lottery lobby
Meredith Norris, former top political aide to North Carolina House Speaker Jim Black, urged him to call Gov. Mike Easley and push for a lottery-legislation change suggested by a lottery company executive during last year's General Assembly session, documents released Thursday show.Black said he never made the call. Months later, state officials began investigating Norris, the executive and the company, Scientific Games, for possible lobbying law violations.The documents were among 2,100 pages Bl ...
Jan 20, 2006, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
Tenn. Lottery forced to reveal harassment records
Records made public yesterday by a Nashville judge indicated that sexual harassment led to the firing of Steve Adams, the former No. 2 official at the Tennessee Lottery.Before the decision in the lawsuit brought by The NashvillePost.com, the nature of the workplace harassment was unclear. The document, a Jan. 5 letter that Adams received, confirmed the reason for his termination as the lottery's chief administrative officer. We can't operate in an environment where our employees or vendors are a ...
Jan 19, 2006, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
Ousted Tenn. Lottery official got high marks on job evaluation
A high-ranking Tennessee Lottery official forced out of his position amid allegations of workplace harassment received high marks on his job performance and a merit-based raise, according to lottery records.Former chief administrative officer Steve Adams received a 4 percent salary increase in October 2004 for his job performance, which was described as exceptional and consistently outstanding, according to lottery personnel records released late Wednesday afternoon.Adams also met or exceede ...
Jan 12, 2006, 7:18 am - Lottery News forum
Online newspaper sues Tenn. Lottery for records access
An online newspaper filed suit Monday against the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. to demand records associated with a harassment investigation.NashvillePost.com cited the state's open records law in seeking all documents pertaining to an internal investigation that led to the forced departure of Steve Adams as the lottery's chief administrative officer.Lottery officials have refused requests from several news organizations for details or records in the case, citing attorney-client privilege.At ...
Jan 10, 2006, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
Tenn. Lottery officials give no details on harassment allegations
Tennessee Lottery officials aren't sharing documents and other details about former state treasurer Steve Adams stepping down as the lottery's chief administrative officer following an investigation into allegations of workplace harassment.Lottery spokeswoman Kym Gerlock refused Friday to give any details of the allegations, which were investigated internally by the Tennessee Lottery general counsel. She cited attorney-client privilege and an interest in protecting the identities of the employee ...
Jan 9, 2006, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum
Tenn. Lottery says it need not obey state policies
Though the state recently cleaned up its policy for investigating harassment claims, the Tennessee Lottery is exempt from those rules, officials said making it even tougher for the public to keep tabs on harassment cases at the agency.The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. on Thursday dismissed its chief administrative officer, Steve Adams, after an investigation of workplace harassment allegations. Lottery officials have refused to provide details of the allegations or investigation, citing at ...
Jan 9, 2006, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Tenn. lottery official leaves after harassment investigation
Former state treasurer Steve Adams has stepped down as chief administrative officer of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. following an investigation into allegations of workplace harassment.Lottery officials investigated the allegations against Adams, but gave no other details while citing attorney-client privilege and an interest in protecting the identities of the employees involved.The corporation is committed to providing a supportive work environment where every employee can reach his o ...
Jan 6, 2006, 11:18 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. House Speaker under investigation in lottery probe
House Speaker and Top Aide Under Investigation for Possible Corruption in Measure's PassageWhen North Carolina's legislature relented from its decades-long opposition to a state lottery this summer, preachers and conservative lawmakers warned that wherever gambling goes, scandal follows.Even they never predicted it would arrive so fast.North Carolina, which until now was one of the few states without a lottery, will not begin its games until spring, but already state and federal criminal investi ...
Dec 30, 2005, 11:50 pm - Lottery News forum