The bro of Iowa Hot Lotto scammer Eddie Tipton has been charged with ongoing criminal conduct, thanks to a new forensic breakthrough within the situation.
Iowa Hot Lotto fraud case: Tommy Tipton, brother of previous lottery security director Eddie Tipton, happens to be also accused of being part of a unlawful network that claimed at the least six rigged jackpots in five separate states.
Tommy Tipton, 51, a former justice of the peace and reserve police from Flatonia, Texas, was arrested for his 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 cousin Eddie, the director that is former of security at the Multi-State Lottery Corporation, was convicted this past year of rigging the $16.5 million Iowa Hot Lotto draw in 2010.
At his trial, prosecutors argued that he had installed a hack that is self-destructing to ensure the random number generator (RNG) used within the draw on December 29, 2010 picked his numbers. He also tampered with surveillance digital 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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