Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Sunday, August 29, 2010 5:49 pm

Finally, some honest services

Former lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings goes free:

Ending what former N.C. lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings called a five-year nightmare, the same federal judge who sent him to prison more than three years ago has officially exonerated him. …

The order came two months after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the scope of the fraud statute under which Geddings was convicted. In essence, it said the statute no longer applied to what Geddings did. …

His legal troubles began in 2005 when then-Democratic House Speaker Jim Black appointed him to the fledgling state lottery commission.

He resigned five weeks later after reports that a lottery company had paid him thousands in the years leading up to his appointment. Prosecutors said Geddings denied the public of “honest services” by failing to disclose his conflict on a state ethics form. …

“I should have been more fulsome in the disclosures I made on that ethics form,” he said, “but I never committed a felony.”

fulsome (adj):

1. offensive to good taste, esp. as being excessive; overdone or gross: fulsome praise that embarrassed her deeply; fulsome d├ęcor.
2. disgusting; sickening; repulsive: a table heaped with fulsome mounds of greasy foods.
3. excessively or insincerely lavish: fulsome admiration.
4. encompassing all aspects; comprehensive: a fulsome survey of the political situation in Central America.
5. abundant or copious.
No longer an inmate, but still a douchebag.
(h/t: Mom)

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