Former NC Lottery Officials To Be Released From Prison

A Federal judge has ordered ex-NC lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings released from Georgia prison.

Prosecutors said in court documents Tuesday that the conviction of Kevin Geddings on mail fraud should be vacated in the wake of last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down part of a federal law on "honest services."

Geddings was convicted in 2006 on five counts of honest services mail fraud for hiding his financial ties to a company that was expected to bid for the state's lottery business. In May 2007, he was sentenced to four years in federal prison.

The former lottery commissioner had a December release date.


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