By MARLO BARNHART
Allegations that more than $100,000 in Todd Educational Fund tip jar money earmarked for local charities found its way into non-charitable corporations owned by Robert Lauver and his wife has resulted in legal action by the Washington County Gaming Commission.
Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell signed a temporary restraining order on Oct. 14 preventing Todd Educational Fund, a charitable corporation headed by Robert Lauver, from distributing any more gaming money until a hearing has been held.
A hearing has been set for Oct. 31 at 1:30 p.m. in Washington County Circuit Court, court records said.
Gaming Director Kathy Sterling said the order prevents the Lauvers from transferring, selling, distributing, spending or disposing of any property, including money held in bank accounts, until the matter is settled.