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Geddings Must Report to Prison by July 2

Posted June 20, 2007 7:01 p.m. EDT

— 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.