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Deputy L.A. Chief May Be Lottery Security Director

Deputy Los Angeles Police Chief Lew Ritter is expected to be named next week to head up security for California’s long-stalled lottery.

Ritter, who would neither confirm nor deny the appointment, traveled to Atlanta this week on lottery business.

A 28-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, he has extensive experience in vice investigation, including gambling.

As a deputy chief, Ritter has overseen activities of five vice units. He currently is in charge of personnel and training.

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The new lottery security chief, who will make $58,400 per year, has several duties waiting him, including supervising background checks on about 20,000 ticket sellers due to begin marketing the lottery’s first attraction, a $1-per-ticket instant “scratch-off” game, this fall.


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