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Jamaican National Faces Ten-year Jail Sentence For Lottery Scam In Montana, USA{HeadLines}


Jamaican national Delano Martelos St. Machael McKenzie, is now facing up to 10 years behind bars after being slapped with felony theft common scheme charges relating to the lottery scam in Helena the capital of the US state of Montana. According to, the Jamaican is accused of posing as an IRS agent and flew to the area, where officers used an undercover wire with the initials F.C. and McKenzie accepted what he believed to be $10,000 in tax money related to a lottery win. According to court documents F.C. had previously met with a woman claiming to be the lottery agent, paying out at least $20,000 in cash. This money according to the report, was supposed to be for fees and taxes for lottery winnings. The victim had apparently taken out a loan from the bank to pay the debts, in order to someday receive winnings in excess of $2.5 million dollars and a 2014 Buick Lacrosse. Police investigators in Helena who had been working on the case since November of last year arrested the Jamaican on at the Helena Regional Airport.on January 9, 2014 and when he appeared in Court the next day, his passport was then seized. The former St. Jago High student, is being detained in the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond. McKenzie could face further charges after Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel were informed of the case

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