Court: Iowa lottery rigging probe took too long

Iowa City, Iowa • The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday overturned the conviction of a lottery employee implicated in a nationwide fixing scandal, saying his trial over a rigged $16.5 million jackpot was tainted by unjustified delays in the investigation. The ruling is a victory for former Multi-State Lottery Association security director Eddie Tipton, whose lawyers argued that Iowa’s long-running inquiry into the 2010 jackpot let the statute of limitations expire. But it might have little practical ...

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