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August 13, 2014
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Man on lottery-scam charge fined
Launtia Cuff, Star Writer

The man described as a mastermind in an illegal lottery operation was last Thursday fined $550,000 when he appeared in the Santa Cruz Resident Magistrate's Court.

Lloyd Thomas was arrested in November last year, along with two other men, for breaches of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act, illegal bookmaking, selling illegal lottery tickets and using premises for purposes connected with illegal lottery sales.

On the charges of illegal bookmaking and selling illegal lottery tickets, Thomas was fined $300,000 or three months in prison. He was fined $250,000, or three months in prison, for using premises for purposes connected with illegal lottery sales. Failure to pay the fines will result in no more than three months' imprisonment as the sentences are to run concurrently.

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