Online Gambling

Sweepstakes Operator Suing Law Enforcement That Shut Him Down

The South Carolina entrepreneur says he's fighting for his Constitutional rights


A Sumter Internet sweepstakes operator has filed a federal lawsuit against the state's top law enforcement officer and the Sumter County sheriff, saying his constitutional rights were violated when those agencies raided and shut down his business.

The suit cites the 1st and 14th amendments, which protect free speech and due process and equal protection under the law.