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Convicted lottery scammer gets suspended sentence

Published:Friday | January 24, 2014 | 7:24 PM

Twenty-four-year-old George Thompson, of Wagon Wheel district in Lilliput, St James, was today given a suspended sentence in the St James Circuit Court following his lottery scam conviction.

Thompson was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.

However, the sentence was suspended for two years meaning that if over the period Thompson is convicted on an offence, he will go to prison for two years.

Thompson, who had pleaded guilty on Tuesday, was arrested last July 17 after he was searched by the police and a number of lead sheets were found on his person.

In another scamming case, 21-year-old Marlon Davis, of Grange Pen in Lilliput is to return to court on March 24 for another sitting.

Today, Presiding Justice Sharon George withdrew his guilty plea following a disagreement over information in his case file.

Davis, who pleaded guilty on Monday, was arrested during a police operation on December 28, last year.


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