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THREE CONVICTED OF FELONY LOTTERY FRAUD AS RESULT OF COMPLIANCE CHECKS


Mon, Aug 3rd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Six of eight individuals charged by the Ramsey County Attorney's Office in March with lottery fraud have entered guilty pleas, three of those have been convicted of felonies, and three others each received one-year diversions. The original charges stem from arrests made as a result of compliance checks conducted by officials from the Minnesota State Lottery's security office and agents of the Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (AGED) of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Agents made unannounced visits to retail locations during December and January. At each location, agents presented a specially constructed lottery ticket that appeared to be a winner and asked the clerk to verify that it was a winning ticket. Of 186 stores visited, retail clerks at five stores did not return the ticket to the agent, but attempted to claim the prize at Lottery headquarters.

"We believe these convictions are appropriate, and that coupled with ongoing compliance checks they send a clear message to retailers to maintain integrity in these games," says John Willems, director of AGED. Disposition of the cases include:

· Jaideep Singh, lottery fraud and conspiracy felony convictions; five years probation; 100 hours community service; $200 fine; abstain from alcohol/chemical use

· Asgaralli Ali, lottery fraud and conspiracy felony convictions; one year, stay of imposition; four years probation; 10 days workhouse; $150 fine

· Jairam Shiwmangal, lottery fraud felony conviction; one year, stay of imposition; three years probation; 100 hours community service

· Majdi Almadien, Susan Hanna and Harpreet Virk each received a one-year diversion.



Of the remaining defendants, Mohamed Ahmed is scheduled for trial in September, and Nancy Youseff remains at-large and a bench warrant has been issued.

According to Lottery officials, if players are unsure if a ticket is a winner, it can be scanned at one of the more than 2,100 ticket checkers at retail locations across the state. Persons with complaints relating to security or integrity of the Lottery or its games may contact the Lottery at 651-635-8273 (press 2) or via e-mail at lottery@mnlottery.com.

Minnesota Trucking-related Fatalities Drop Nearly 18%

Thu, Jul 16th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Cars and trucks collided less often in Minnesota during the past year,

resulting in a 17.8% drop in trucking-related fatalities.

According to statistics reported in the latest edition of Minnesota Motor

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JUNE JOB LOSS STATEMENT FROM MN2020

Thu, Jul 16th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MN - FROM MN2020 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOHN VAN HECKE



"As more Minnesotans continue to find themselves out of work, a state economic recovery strategy is conspicuously absent.



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FINAL TRAFFIC CRASH REPORT: MINNESOTA DEATHS DOWN 11 PERCENT

Thu, Jul 16th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - There were 455 traffic deaths on Minnesota roads in 2008, the lowest on record since 1945 and an 11 percent drop from the 510 deaths in 2007. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) annual detailed summary of traffic crashes, Minne ..... 
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Minnesota records two additional H1N1-associated deaths

Thu, Jul 16th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Two additional deaths associated with the H1N1 novel influenza virus have been reported to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

That brings to three the total number of deaths in the state linked to the ongoing H1N1 outbreak.

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EXTRA DWI ENFORCEMENT DECLARED FOR THE 4TH

Thu, Jul 2nd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Following one of the deadliest Memorial Day holiday weekends ever, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reinforcing the need for motorists to drive belted, safe and sober during the Independence Day weekend. Last year alcohol-related c ..... 
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Walz Applauds Obama Appointment of Colleen Landkamer as State Director of USDA Rural Development

Thu, Jul 2nd, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

(Mankato, MN) - Today, Congressman Tim Walz applauded President Obama's appointment of Colleen Landkamer to serve as State Director of USDA Rural Development. The Office of Rural Development promotes economic development in rural areas, supports publ ..... 
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MPCA targets $1.57 million to clean up diesel engines in MN

Fri, Jun 12th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, Minn. -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will be releasing $1.57 million in grant money from the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) for clean diesel projects in the state. These DERA funds were made available through the Am ..... 
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FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS - PRIMARY LAW NOW IN EFFECT

Tue, Jun 9th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Minnesota's primary seat belt law goes into effect today, June 9, meaning drivers and passengers in all seating positions - including the back seat - must be buckled up or in the correct child restraint. Law enforcement can now stop motori ..... 
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