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Lottery scandal prosecutor seeks to subpoena Texas attorneys

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa prosecutor looking further into how a former lottery computer security administrator in Iowa fixed lottery games in several states is asking a judge for subpoenas to search telephone and bank records of two Texas attorneys.

Assistant Iowa Attorney General Rob Sand filed documents Tuesday in the cases of Eddie Tipton and his brother Tommy Tipton. They’re charged with conspiring to rig and collect winnings from lottery games in Colorado, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Kansas worth about $2 million.

Sand seeks subpoenas for J. Thad Whisenant, a Houston lawyer and Luis Vallejo, a criminal defense attorney in La Grange, Texas.

Whisenant and Vallejo aren’t charged with any crime. They didn’t immediately respond to messages.

Sand cites phone calls and financial dealings related to Tommy Tipton as justification for the subpoenas.

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