Links will be active on the date the story is posted.
- Part One -
8/1/13 - Laying the foundation to an incredible story.
- Part Two -
8/4/13 - BUSTED! - A Complaint exposes the best
kept Texas Lottery secret. Mr. Grief did plenty in
attempts to keep the contents of the Complaint from
being readily accessible to all. Was the Internal Auditor,
Catherine Melvin, bullied and intimidated into lying
by ommission in the cover letter? While Ms.
Melvin takes a harsh bashing from me in Part 2,
in the end, she's the "resigned" HERO.
- Part Three -
Gary Grief, Kathy Pyka & Benito (Ben) Navarro
- Guilty, Guilty, Guilty-
8/7/13 - In Part 3, we will be evaluating the official report
instigated from the Complaint. The Internal Auditors findings
are remarkably TRUE and REVEALING. The final report
exposes dereliction of duty - inexcusable faults and failures
by Texas Lottery executive management yet this same
report is evasive, deceiving, and alluding. Intriguing!
One can't help but wonder IF the Internal Auditor
was really fired for reporting her true findings.
- Part Four -
Gary Grief, Kathy Pyka & Benito (Ben) Navarro
- Guilty, Guilty, Guilty -
8/13/13 - A continuation of Part 3 - evaluating the official
report. But we will begin showing how the report
is inconclusive, deceiving, & alluding as well.
There's extensive coverage regarding the validity
of the fraudulent activity that was confirmed as
alleged in the Complaint. Unbelievable behavior!
Was the Internal Auditor, Ms. Catherine Melvin,
bullied and intimidated into non-disclosure?
8/16/13 - Chairman Mary Ann Williamson resigns
- Part Five -
08/20/13 - In part, it exposes and in some cases, disputes
Executive management's claims and excuses for
failing to perform their jobs. I am re-arranging the order
as I originally told you we would cover the Nov 8, 2012
Commission meeting testimony in Part 5. I feel it
imperative that you see some other things first.
You should find Part 5 amusing to say the least!
- A Short Interruption in the
Scheduled Posting Date For Part Six -
8/21/13: I am forced to postpone the scheduled
posting of Part 6 by several days due to a
death in the family, a scheduled surgery and
new developments. But you can rest assured,
it will be posted and it will be worth the wait.
Since I'm posting this message - let me take
this opportunity to thank all of you for your
comments. They mean more to me than
you will ever know.
Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 - Major Press
Coverage on the Missing Money
Austin American Statesman ran a huge front
page story about the fraudulent activity that the
Texas Lottery failed to catch. It was an awesome
story and one that I feel all of you should read.
Here is a link to the story. Extremely revealing!
- Part Six -
Oct 22, 2013
In Part 6, we're going to look at the protocol for
handling uncashed prize checks. You will see indisputable
proof that the Texas Lottery knowingly and intentionally
kept "abandoned prize monies." A violation of statutes.
Busted Again! I really can't help but wonder how much
in uncashed checks was used to reduce the shortage. You
should know, "uncashed checks" is "abandoned money"
that is supposed to be turned over to the Comptroller.
Understand debt deductions from your prize winnings
and read an unbelievable Waco winners story.
March 11, 2014 - Mary Ann Williamson re-appointed
to the Texas Lottery Commission. She resigned from the
Water Commission in Jan 2014.
- Part Seven -
Part 7 - A complaint was received in Nov 2010 ...
An investigation ensued ... The first report was actually
completed in Dec 2011 but the TLC wouldn't/didn't
release that report until they could "edit" or "revise" it.
It took them a whole year to release a FINAL report
which is what we've been covering all this time. But.
in Part 7, we're comparing the two reports. Gee, it's
amazing how facts change over time! <grin>
- Part Eight -
Part 8 - Posted April 6, 2014
In 2008, Commissioner Krause sued the
IRS to get a
refund of interest and penalties
he had paid for a disallowed
and income. The disallowed deduction was that
he bought Canadian dollars for $20K but claimed he paid
$2.8 million for them. Then he tried to show a loss of
<$2.7 miilion>. He sold the Canadian dollars for $19.5K.
A 5th Circuit of Appeals
quote ... "Krause's Tax
Needless to say, he lost both lawsuits.
A very interesting
and telling story about the man
Chairs our Lottery. Also of interest, Krause
lawsuit information when he completed
2009 Governor's Appointment Application too.
- Part Nine -
Tentative date - April 26, 2014
A close look at the testimony during
Texas Lottery Commission meeting.
Very telling in itself.
- Part Ten -
- Date to be announced -
We'll finally cover the allegations that those who were
in charge, specifically - management personnel - kept
their jobs receiving promotions and merit raises
even though they failed to comply with statutes,
policies and procedures. We'll carefully review the
Nov 8, 2012 Commission meeting.
This was THE
day the Texas Lottery staff told the Commissioners
what was going on. Evasive and confusing to
say the least.
Texas Lottery Commissioners
Chair Winston Krause (Appointed March 2009)
Jodie Baggett (Appointed Sept 2013)
Katie Stavinoha (Appointed Sept 2013)
John W Townes (Appointed Dec 2013)
Mary Ann Williamson (Resigned 8/16/13 Re-appointed 3/11/14)
Commissioner Veronica Edwards (Resigned 2/13/14 - Effective 3/31/14)