Jamaican jailed in US for 20 years for lottery scam

NORTH DAKOTA, United States, Wednesday November 25, 2015 – For helping fellow Jamaicans swindle scores of middle-aged and elderly people in the United States out of more than US$5 million in a lottery scam, Sanjay Ashani Williams will spend 20 years behind bars.

The judge who slapped him with the punishment yesterday – six months after he was found guilty by a jury of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud or mail fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit international money laundering and 45 counts of wire fraud –, was also critical of what he said was Williams’ home country’s lax prosecution of scammers and the light sentences given to them.

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