Former Lottery Director Convicted of Fraud Charges

Associated Press

The former West Virginia Lottery director has been convicted of federal corruption charges.

Butch Bryan, 59, was convicted Friday of wire fraud, mail fraud, lying to a federal grand jury and insider trading.

Prosecutors alleged that Bryan steered an advertising contract to a Parkersburg, W. Va., firm and rigged bids so a Bozeman, Mont., company he owned stock in would win a contract to expand a video lottery statewide.

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