Ex-Mass. Treasurer Faces Corruption Charges Over Lottery Ads

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT) -- Former Massachusetts state treasurer Timothy Cahill was hit with fraud and corruption charges Monday over an alleged scheme to manipulate $1.5 million of the budget for state lottery advertisements to benefit his own campaign for governor in 2010.

Cahill, 53, allegedly used the amount, part of a $2 million advertising budget for the state lottery, to springboard a television ad campaign that appeared to promote the state lottery but which was timed and designed to advance his gubernatorial bid rather than the interests of Massachusetts cities...
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