Former Lottery Commissioner: "Let me out!"

Former North Carolina lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings wants a federal appeals court to release him from prison.

Geddings was sentenced to four years behind bars last May after
being found guilty of failing to disclose his work for a company
that wanted to operate North Carolina's new lottery. The former
Charlotte-area radio station owner and public relations executive
appealed.

An attorney for Geddings -- Jonathan Edelstein -- told three
federal judges Thursday in Richmond, Virginia, that his client's
actions didn't warrant prison time.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John Bruce disagreed. He told the court
that Geddings' actions were designed to benefit Scientific Games.

Geddings is serving his prison term in Georgia. It's not clear
when the judges at the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will rule.


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