First Slice 4-24-15: Former lottery finance official files whistleblower lawsuit

Plus, Emory investigates fraternity members accused of disrespecting veterans in PCB, and more news.

If you’ve always said the lottery is rigged, you might be right! Sort of. A former top finance official from the Georgia Lottery has filed a whisteblower lawsuit against the organization and its president, Debbie Alford. He claims that he was terminated after he refused to present inflated sales projections to the lottery board. Representatives of the lottery say that the “lawsuit is baseless.”

Emory University is investigating members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity who were accused of mistreating a group of disabled military veterans in Panama City Beach. The students were in Florida for their spring formal; the vets were on a Warrior Beach Retreat. Reports say the fraternity members spit on the vets and stole their flags. Not cool, bro.

In Beltline news, the city received a $280,000 federal grant to build another park adjacent to Proctor Creek, near Bellwood Quarry. Plans for the 9.2-acre park include walking and bike trails, fitness stations for grown-ups and play stations for kids, benches, and open recreational spaces.

“We received the call that no ice cream maker, chef, or entrepreneur wants. A randomly selected pint of ours tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.” Jeni’s is closed until further notice.

After a lengthy delay, the U.S. Senate yesterday approved Loretta E. Lynch to be attorney general, making her the first African-American woman in the position.

Happy 25th birthday, Hubble Space Telescope.

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