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Florida Woman Sentenced For Role In Jamaican Lottery Scam


RJR News / The US Department of Justice on Wednesday announced that a woman was sentenced in Miami, Florida for her role in a Jamaica-based fraudulent lottery scheme.    Cassandra Althea Palmer, 33, of Broward County, Florida, was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release.    The court scheduled a hearing on May 3 to determine the amount of restitution that Palmer will pay to the victim.      As part of her guilty plea, she acknowledged that from February to April 2014, she was a member of a conspiracy that defrauded a Maryland resident.          The victim was contacted by an individual in Jamaica and told that she had won a multi-million lottery prize, and that in order to collect her lottery prize, she first had to pay taxes and fees.    The money was paid and Palmer and a friend kept some and wire transferred the rest to her Jamaican co-conspirator.

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