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Short Take: Illinois AG wants to shut down online raffle

The Illinois attorney general's office wants to shut down an online raffle run without state licenses, according to the National Fraud Information Center. Adam Pletcher allegedly operated an online raffle that not only was run without licenses but offered winners a "free pager" that actually cost more than $50 in service charges. The attorney general has asked a state court for a permanent injunction against Pletcher's operations. Pletcher also allegedly advertised an investment offer without registering with the state as required.

The Illinois attorney general's office wants to shut down an online raffle run without state licenses, according to the National Fraud Information Center. Adam Pletcher allegedly operated an online raffle that not only was run without licenses but offered winners a "free pager" that actually cost more than $50 in service charges. The attorney general has asked a state court for a permanent injunction against Pletcher's operations. Pletcher also allegedly advertised an investment offer without registering with the state as required.