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Geddings Must Report to Prison by July 2

Posted June 20, 2007

— Former state lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings must report to a federal prison by July 2 to begin serving a four-year prison sentence for trying to hide his ties to a lottery vendor.

Geddings, 42, was convicted in October of five counts of mail fraud. His stint on the lottery commission lasted only a month in 2005 after he failed to disclose his business ties to lottery vendor Scientific Games when he was appointed to the panel overseeing the state-run games.

Prosecutors said Geddings was trying to steer business to the company, which had paid him $250,000, but Geddings and his lawyers said it was an honest oversight.

Geddings, who will spend time in FCI Jesup, a medium-security facility located 65 miles southeast of Savannah, Ga., is appealing his sentence.


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  • pinklady-1 Jun 21, 2007

    mythoughts...i don't know...i'll probably get an e-mail too...

  • mythoughts22 Jun 21, 2007

    i agree our legal system is messed up: i have a question yesterday i made a comment on a story that i guess WRAL said did not pertain to the story i didnt use bad lanuage or say anything harsh but i got an email saying basically stick to the topic. are we allowed to post comments on here about other stories if that story doesnt have a comment space?

  • pinklady-1 Jun 21, 2007

    not to mention, that we can't even comment on the illegal immigrant story...

  • pinklady-1 Jun 21, 2007

    spring...you are so right!...the legal system is so screwed up...it seems like the worse offenders are getting the lighter sentences...makes no sense...

  • Spring Jun 21, 2007

    Let me get this straight - this guy gets 4 years for nondisclosure, but an illegal immigrant who drove a stolen SUV into another car, killing the other driver, only gets 2 years max? What is wrong with our legal system?

  • justjean Jun 21, 2007

    How do you honestly forget a company that gave you $250,000.?

  • then who cares Jun 20, 2007

    It still makes no sense to me how some people are found guilty of crimes and get to run around free!! And most of those crimes seem to be truly crimes against the people--not the person--the people!! If Black doesn't hurry up with his sentence he'll be too old to know why he's going to prison!! I just don't understand why most people are taken away in handcuffs promptly after they're found guilty and some almost receive apologies for being found guilty!!

  • Doctor Dataclerk Jun 20, 2007

    Have fun GELDING!

  • Tax Man Jun 20, 2007

    When is Jim Black getting sentenced? He and Geddings (among hundreds of other NC politicians) need to get on with their prison time. Time to clean house and stop this corruption.

  • clickclackity2 Jun 20, 2007