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Former Lottery Commissioner Starts 4-Year Prison Sentence

Posted July 2, 2007 6:13 a.m. EDT
Updated July 2, 2007 2:21 p.m. EDT

— 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.