Lottery officials work for the state. When you work for the state, you are supposed to be held to a higher standard. That is something that William Foreman did not understand.
The former Hoosier Lottery security official had his day in court and the outcome will land the sixty two year old man on home detention for the next eight years.
Foreman was involved in an apparent lottery scam. He told two men from Shelbyville where they could find a winning $1 million scratch off lottery ticket. It was back in 2004, and he told the men the winning ticket could be found in a grocery store in Ripley County. The game was the “$2 Million Bonus Spectacular.”
Prosecutors described how the man leaked the information to the two men. Whether Foreman received any money from telling of the tickets whereabouts was not of concern. The fact that he leaked the information was what he was arrested for.
He was charged and plead guilty to one felony count of disclosing confidential lottery information. He had no explanation for the judge as to why he leaked the information. He did, however, take responsibility for committing the crime.
Feds Changing Laws After Being Forced To Approve Gambling Deals
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The United States Department of the Interior has been put in a position that they do not feel comfortable with. As a result, they have decided it is time to change the rules.
Last year, four gambling agreements were signed for Southern California tribes. The agreements were not signed because an actual agreement was reached. They were signed because paperwork was lost.
The agreements were submitted for approval, but then eighty days had passed and the paperwork disappeared. That caused the Interior Department to be forced to sign the agreements.
The new laws that are being proposed is that the window of time to approve the deals would not start until the Federal Office of Indian Gaming received the documents. The government is trying to change the laws to ensure that any future deals are at their discretion. The new deal in place for the four tribes that were the beneficiaries of this latest deal is worth billions of dollars.