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Friday, August 5, 2011

Lottery commission update

Posted By on Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 1:37 PM

The Audit and Legal Committee of the Arkansas Lottery Commission met this morning. Commissioners were updated on the lottery's internal audit and their efforts to comply with the legislative audit report issued on June 30. The lottery's internal auditor, Michael Hyde, told the commissioners that his staff had met all but two of the state's recommendations and would soon complete the rest. Commissioners also discussed the job opening for chief financial officer in the wake of Philip Miley's resignation. Lottery Director Ernie Passailaigue said he and his staff were working on a complete job description for the position and hoped to open the position for applications soon. The lottery must file annual financial reports at the end of October, along with a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Commissioner Bruce Engstrom said he was worried the commission would come up against that deadline if someone is not hired soon, but cautioned Passailaigue about rushing a decision.

Staff Attorney Bishop Woosley gave the commission an update on the lawsuit filed by former lottery attorney Bridgette Frazier. He said the trial was set for June 4 of next year. The lottery's motion to dismiss is still pending and the court could make a decision on that motion in the coming weeks. Commissioner Ben Pickard told Woosley it would be a good idea to notify former commissioners about the lawsuit, in the event that any of them are called to be witnesses.

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