Federal authorities in the United States have now charged Jamaican disc jockey, ZJ Wah Wa, in an ongoing investigation into a lottery scam that targeted elderly victims in the Dakotas and elsewhere.
The disc jockey, whose given name is Deon-ville O'Hara, is among 26 people who have been indicted by a federal grand jury in North Dakota. According to the Associated Press, he is charged with three counts, including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, as well as money laundering. The indictment lists as a victim a North Dakota woman who sent cheques for nearly US$158,000 after she was promised $19 million in winnings.
ZJ Wah Wa was arrested earlier this month while visiting Florida. Attorney, Herman Frank Rubio, who represented the Jamaican for his initial court appearance in Florida, says he has agreed to be transferred to North Dakota.