Lottery Scammer Sentenced for Breaches of Law Reform Act (2013)

On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, Jerome Dawson of Flankers, St. James was sentenced to pay a fine of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00) or twelve (12) months imprisonment at hard labour and eighteen (18) months suspended for three years. This sentencing was handed down following a guilty plea by Dawson to the offence of Possession of Identity Information in the St. James Circuit Court.

Facts are that, on April 8, 2015, the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) contacted the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) regarding the suspicious activities of Jerome Dawson at the Sangster International Airport. Subsequently, Dawson was interviewed by detectives from MOCA West and a search conducted at his premises. During the search, several electronic devices and documents used to conduct lottery scamming activities were seized.

Based on further investigation, Dawson was arrested and charged for breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act 2013.

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