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Jamaican Lottery Scam Mastermind Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

by July 28th, 2017

The Jamaican man accused of masterminding a lottery scam that defrauded dozens of mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars has pleaded guilty to conspiracy.

28-year-old Lavrick Willocks reached a deal with Federal Prosecutors in North Dakota and appeared in court yesterday, to enter his plea.

Prosecutors dropped 65 counts of fraud and money laundering.

Willocks faces up to 40 years in prison, though he’s more likely to get about 10 years because he cooperated with authorities.

The US government will also recommend that he pays restitution.
Sentencing wasn’t immediately scheduled.

Fourteen other people are charged in the case.

One of them reached a plea deal with prosecutors on Wednesday.

 

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