Middleton Enters Not Guilty Plea

A former lottery executive pleaded not guilty this morning to misdemeanor charges that he violated state lobbying laws as legislators worked to adopt the lottery.

Investigators say Alan Middleton lobbied state lawmakers for six
weeks before registering with state regulators. He's also accused
of helping former Scientific Games contract worker Meredith Norris
violate lobbying laws. Norris pleaded no contest to a lobbying
violation in August.

Middleton is a former vice president for Scientific Games.