Lottery scammer gets 2 years, fined $1.5M
A Manchester man who was convicted of charges related to the lottery scam has been imprisoned for two years and fined $1.5 million.
Dwayne Mitchell was sentenced in the Manchester Circuit on Friday by Chief Justice Bryan Sykes.
Sykes noted, before imposing the sentence, that the lottery scam is a predatory offence and said the punishment must fit the crime.
Mitchell pleaded guilty to possession of identity information in the Manchester Circuit Court on November 9 last year.
He was arrested at his home in Dayton district during an intelligence-led operation conducted by the Manchester police.
Two lead sheets were found in a closet in the bedroom he occupied.
Mitchell’s cell phone was also found to contain several text messages and emails with personal identifiable information of persons living overseas.
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