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Former Lottery Commissioner Starts 4-Year Prison Sentence

Posted July 2, 2007

— Former state lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings reported to a federal prison Monday to begin serving his four-year sentence on five counts of mail fraud.

Geddings is assigned to FCI Jesup, a medium-security facility in southeast Georgia, which is nearly 2 -1/2 hours from where he and his family now live in Florida.

The former lottery commissioner wanted to stay at home on bond while he appealed his conviction, but that request was denied.

Geddings was convicted in October 2005 for trying to hide his financial ties to lottery vendor Scientific Games when he was appointed to the panel overseeing the state-run games.


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  • independent_thinker Jul 4, 2007

    If he should be in jail for his failure to disclose, then Libby should be serving time for outright lying to a Grand Jury.

  • elcid89 Jul 3, 2007

    "NC didn't want the lottery... just a few dems who pulled a fast one! What goes around comes around."

    atozca - you speak for the masses more than anyone I've ever read. Perhaps you meant to say you and your fellow Catholics didn't want it. For most of NC not to have wanted it, they sure are playing the heck out of it. You lost. Get over it (and get used to it.)

  • hp277 Jul 2, 2007

    Yet Scooter Libby walks free. Where's the justice?

  • shine Jul 2, 2007

    It is 6:45 in Jessup . Wonder whats for supper?

  • blackdog Jul 2, 2007

    4 years...My money says he'll be out in 6 months.

  • djofraleigh Jul 2, 2007

    One down, and a lot to go. That lottery money and power isn't the only corruption going on. Black had better be IN jail soon.

  • carolinagirl19 Jul 2, 2007

    i dont think the way NC got the lottery was correct. but me and a million other people are glad we did.. too bad its not producing like they hoped...scientific games should be taken to court too!!they were the ones that were paying him illegally werent they?

  • WRALwontdeletemyaccount Jul 2, 2007

    If only they'd make room for Black.

  • gopanthers Jul 2, 2007

    @lawdogzwife - That's to funny - Honest your honor I didn't do it!!!!!!

  • Mr. French Jul 2, 2007


    I'll bet when Kev thought of that sound in the past, it had to do with lottery $$$. Little did he know it would be the sound of the jail door slamming shut behind him.