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5th Cir: Drug Dealer Can't Keep Lottery Winnings

Talk about snake eyes: Jose Luis Betancourt got 24 years for drug trafficking. Then, he lost his lottery winnings, because the court found he bought the ticket with drug proceeds.

The text of the opinion is here (pdf). [link via How Appealing.]

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  • Re: 5th Cir: Drug Dealer Can't Keep Lottery Winnin (none / 0) (#2)
    by roy on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:28 PM EST
    Maybe winning tickets have different terms printed on the back. "Void if inconvenient for The Man".

    Re: 5th Cir: Drug Dealer Can't Keep Lottery Winnin (none / 0) (#3)
    by kdog on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:02:29 PM EST
    You might be right roy, I never got one of those winners:)