The brother of Iowa Hot Lotto scammer Eddie Tipton has been charged with ongoing criminal conduct, thanks to a new forensic breakthrough into the instance.
Iowa Hot Lotto fraud situation: Tommy Tipton, cousin of previous lottery security director Eddie Tipton, is currently also accused of being part of a network that is criminal claimed at least six rigged jackpots in five separate states.
Tommy Tipton, 51, a justice that is former of peace and reserve officer from Flatonia, Texas, was arrested for their part in claiming fixed jackpots in Colorado and Oklahoma that allegedly netted him $1.2 million. He reportedly handed himself in to police and has since been released on bail.
His bro Eddie, the former director of information security at the Multi-State Lottery Corporation, was convicted a year ago of rigging the $16.5 million Iowa Hot Lotto draw in 2010.
At his test, prosecutors argued that he had set up a hack that is self-destructing to guarantee the random number generator (RNG) used into the draw on December 29, 2010 picked his figures. He also tampered with surveillance cameras so his installation of the application could not be detected.
Eddie Tipton had been sentenced to ten years in prison last July, and is now awaiting test on charges linking him to phony jackpots in Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Wisconsin.
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