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Jamaican Couple Plead Guilty To Lottery Scamming Charges In US Court

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Jamaican Couple Plead Guilty To Lottery Scamming Charges In US Court

A Jamaican couple living in Pennsylvania in the United States admitted on Tuesday to ripping off elderly persons in a lottery scam.

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U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed a term of time served on 22 year old Ashani Levy after he pleaded guilty to money structuring in connection with the scam.

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He was in the U.S. on a tourist visa and has served about three months in jail.

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Levy will be turned over to immigration authorities for deportation. His wife, Ekeyma Harris, a U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty to mail theft. Her sentence is pending.

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According to the Pittsburg Post Gazette newspaper, the couple was involved in a lottery phone scam designed to trick senior citizens into sending them money

Several of the victims sent money to the couple’s address

U.S. Postal Inspectors found that 15 packages had been sent to the location since June last year