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story.lead_photo.caption Lottery officials David Barden (from left), Bishop Woosley and Director Ernie Passailaigue answer questions Friday before the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee at the state Capitol. ( Staton Breidenthal)

Arkansas’ lottery failed to follow state travel rules and regulations for reimbursements for several employees, including its director, and failed to seek a legislative committee’s review for certain contract matters, a state auditor told lawmakers Friday.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 11/13/2010

Print Headline: Auditors flag lottery execs’ travel claims

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Archived Comments

  • JIMBOB47
    November 13, 2010 at 8:11 a.m.

    Yep, Ernie is right about the 'buck stops here'. To be exact, about 324,000 of them! This whole thing has been a scam from the beginning and they keep going at it.

  • LevitiCuss
    November 13, 2010 at 8:16 a.m.

    The buck stops here (points to pocket).

  • readerguy
    November 13, 2010 at 8:47 a.m.

    we buy 524 million in lottery tickets, the kids get 113 of the total, this is wrong, he hires his buddies pays huge wages, and then can't dothe job right. according to law. Lets send Ernie and his cronies back to where they came from. Pay good wages for arkansas people. The buck stops with Ernie. Fire his A--

  • JIMBOB47
    November 13, 2010 at 9:36 a.m.

    Wow... LevitiCuss and I actually agree on something!! :<)

  • Ran2133
    November 13, 2010 at 10:05 a.m.

    With half a billion bucks involved it's obvious these "managers" don't want legislators or the public to know where some of these dollars are going. The obvious answer to that is "in their pockets." I say fire the whole bunch and get qualified Arkansans to replace them.

  • MYBUDDYTMIL
    November 13, 2010 at 10:53 a.m.

    Looks like we brought organized crime to Arkansas.

  • lazybar
    November 13, 2010 at 2:56 p.m.

    wow 6 comments i can agree with

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