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Monday, 11 May 2015

Another Jamaican sentenced in US for lottery scam



A 34-year-old Jamaican man has been sentenced to just under five years in prison for his involvement in the lottery scam here.

Fabian Winston Parkinson of Margate and Homestead in Florida was sentenced to the highest recommended federal prison term when he appeared in court late last week.
Parkinson admitted to receiving more that US$120 thousand from several elderly victims.
He also said he kept some of the money and sent the rest to his associates in Jamaica .

When he appeared in court, he apologised to the victims. Once his prison term is completed, Parkinson will be deported and ordered to pay restitution to the victims.

The victims of the scam included a 92-year-old woman, a Holocaust survivor and a woman with terminal pancreatic cancer. Last week, a 25-year-old Jamaican, Sanjay Williams, who was among several people arrested along with disc jockey ZJ Wah Wa in connection with the lottery scam in the US was found guilty in a North Dakota court.

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