The attorney general’s office announced today it had filed a consumer protection lawsuit against the Hawaii travel agent that took almost $400,000 from two Arkansas marching bands then failed deliver on promised trips to Hawaii.

OK. If the attorney general can sue over the band scam, can it sue over the unilateral rewriting of a lottery vendor’s multi-million-dollar state contract by the former lottery director? Have consumers not been harmed, even if the lottery commission acted months later to paper over the lucrative deal?

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