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March 17, 2014
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Alleged scammer offered bail
Christopher Thomas, STAR Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

A Hanover man arrested twice reportedly for possessing paraphernalia connected to the lottery scam, was granted $450,000 bail in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court Friday.

Nyhone Wilmot, 30, a plumber from Orchard Housing Scheme in Hopewell, was offered bail by presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie, after the prosecution was able to confirm his address. He returns to court on June 25.

It is alleged that on February 20, Wilmot was among a group of men in Cambridge, St James, who were searched by the police. A lead sheet with overseas contact information was reportedly found on him. He was arrested and charged.

Similar charge

It is further alleged that Wilmot's arrest came after he was granted bail on a similar charge, in which the police reportedly seized a cellular phone with overseas contact information and several papers with identity information from his home last December.

Wilmot's attorney, Charles Sinclair, provided the court with documents to verify the defendant's address.

"I am going to offer him bail in the sum of $450,000 with three sureties, and he is to report at the Sandy Bay Police Station every day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.," said RM Tie. "A curfew order is also to be put in place between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., and a stop order is to be placed at all ports."

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