Eight Jamaican lotto scamming suspects ordered extradited

first_imgEight members of a criminal organization, who the US State Department accuse of lottery scamming activities, have been ordered extradited from their homeland of Jamaica.Kingston and St Andrew Parish Judge, Vaughn Smith, made the ruling in court on Wednesday.Prosecutors from the US said the Jamaicans were members of a network which was headed by Lavrick Willocks, who was previously extradited to the US.The group reportedly fleeced millions of dollars from US citizens in North Dakota via the lottery scam.Lavrick WillocksThe prosecutors submitted evidence of the accused persons collecting money at a Western Union outlet and tape recordings of them making calls to elderly Americans, who were the primary targets of the scam.The US prosecutors also revealed that a member of the network, who is co-operating with them, will be a key witness in the case against the suspected scammers.Defense attorneys have argued that their clients should be released as the offences of wire and mail fraud are not on the law books in Jamaica.Under the Extradition Treaty, the offence for which the accused are wanted in the US should be similar to crimes in Jamaica.However, the judge said Section 3 and 35 of the Larceny Act capture the offences of mail and wire fraud.Willocks and his cronies were collared last year during an operation by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC).Willocks was extradited last month after he agreed not to challenge an extradition request.last_img read more

Today we vote: Sumner County goes to polls to pick council, school board; result blog tonight

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It may be raining, but the voting booths are inside.Sumner County voters are going to the polls today to determine their city council and school board members of their particular jurisdiction.Polls 0pen at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m.Sumner Newscow will be holding a live blog as we do for all elections. Our log will begin at 8:15 p.m. Log onto this site for the most updated results.last_img read more