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February 27, 2014
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Man fined for lotto scam
Rasbert Turner, STAR Writer

Westmoreland resident Marlon Calquahoun was fined $200,000 or three years in the St Ann Circuit Court on Tuesday for breaches of the Law Reform and Special Provision Act of 2013 (Lotto Scam).

When Calquahoun appeared before Justice Marjorie Cole-Smith, his lawyer Linton Gordon pleaded with the judge not to impose a custodial sentence as he is not beyond redemption. The attorney also reminded the judge that he had given a caution statement to the police and cooperated with the investigation and did not waste the courts' time.

The judge acceded to the request.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Kirk Nichols outlined that on January 27, this year, the police acting on information, went to a guest house in Cardiff Hall, Runaway Bay, St Ann, where the accused man was held.

During a search, he was found with a book containing names, addresses and telephone numbers of a number of persons overseas.

He also had money transaction numbers, cellular phones and other identifications, used commonly in the lotto scam.

He was subsequently charged. He pleaded guilty to the offence.

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