Sep 25, 2012 at 7:13 am
ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) - A St. Cloud business shut down in early August during a raid by state officials has lost a court ruling to get its property back.
The owners of Triple Crown Sweepstakes went to court last week, and argued they should get property returned to them that was seized by the state's Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division during an August 9th raid.
But Judge William Cashman denied the request, siding with the state that the property was taken and being held in good faith, and that it is evidence as part of an on-going investigation.
The state confiscated video terminals that reveal whether sweepstakes entries earn a prize. They contend Triple Crown Sweepstakes was conducting an illegal lottery.
The owners of the business have yet to be charged with any crimes.