Nixon Sues Charity over Raffles

1 decade 2 years 10 months ago Thursday, May 11 2006 May 11, 2006 Thursday, May 11, 2006 6:13:04 PM CDT May 11, 2006 in News
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Attorney General Jay Nixon accused Gateway to a Cure of unlawful merchandising practices by raffling luxury homes and cars, then failing to deliver the prizes. He filed the lawsuit Wednesday in St. Louis County Circuit Court to bar upcoming raffles and force the charity to refund money to ticket buyers. The charity's president admitted it has struggled, but said it does honest work. The charity paid an undisclosed sum last month to the winner of a million-dollar "dream home" near Kansas City because it didn't sell enough tickets to pay for the house. Gateway to a Cure has yet to hold a drawing for a raffle that started two and a-half years ago for a St. Charles home.

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