Trials for brothers who allegedly rigged lottery games delayed
January 09, 2017 5:10 PM
by Robert Mann
Trials for brothers who allegedly rigged lottery games to collect jackpots have been delayed.
In Des Moines last week, District Court Judge Bradley McCall entered an order moving the trial for Eddie Tipton to July 10. Tipton had been scheduled to go on trial Feb. 13th. His brother, Tommy Tipton, a former Texas justice of the peace, was facing trial Jan. 23th but his date has now been moved to Sept. 11th.
Both are charged with ongoing criminal conduct in Iowa.
Eddie Tipton was a lottery computer technology official at the Urbandale, Iowa-based Multi-State Lottery Association. Prosecutors say he took advantage of a false random number generating program he designed to predict winning numbers on specific days of the year. He’s accused of recruiting his brother and others to help him cash winning tickets.