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Man on lottery scamming charge re-enters guilty plea

Published:Thursday | March 27, 2014 | 9:31 AM

A man who is facing lottery scamming charges has re-entered a guilty plea after his previous plea was rejected by a judge.



Twenty-one-year-old Marlon Davis, of Grange Pen, Lilliput in St James was arrested late last year for breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act.



On January 13, Davis appeared in the St James Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty and was scheduled to be sentenced on January 24.



However, the presiding Judge did not accept his plea because of a disparity in information and he was remanded in custody.



The police say he again appeared before the court yesterday and pleaded guilty.

He is scheduled to reappear before the court on April 10.



The police say Davis was arrested on December 28, 2013, by a team of officers on an operation in Rose Hall.



They say during the operation Davis was seen exiting a financial institution and acting in a suspicious manner.



He was accosted, searched and items used in lottery scamming were allegedly found on his person.



Further investigations led to a search of his premises which the police say revealed a book containing particulars of persons living overseas and other lottery scamming paraphernalia.



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