Jamaican lawyers on U.S. radar in lotto scamming

President of the Jamaica Bar Association Jacqueline Cummings has reacted with surprise at the news that attorneys are on the radar of the United States government for their alleged involvement in lottery scamming.

Public Affairs Officer at the United States Embassy Joshua Polacheck revealed in a radio interview yesterday that extradition warrants are now being prepared for two to three Jamaican lawyers who have been facilitating lottery scamming schemes.

Polacheck did not go into details but indicated that the warrants for their extradition will be prepared in the coming months to years.

He also said the implicated attorneys were not being retained by lottery scammers in cases where the clients were seeking a lawyer to defend them on a criminal matter.

The disclosure by U.S. official came as a surprise to the bar association president.

She acknowledged that the association has not had any formal discussions about how attorneys should interact with clients who are facing lottery scam-related charges and does not see the need for it.

On Wednesday, eight Jamaicans, including a police constable, were extradited to the U.S. on lottery scam-related charges. (Jamaica Gleaner)

5 Responses to Jamaican lawyers on U.S. radar in lotto scamming

  1. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn April 28, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I will like to see how the law is going to deal with these lawyers as how they deal with those 8 people. They have one law for the poor and another for the rich.

  2. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba April 29, 2017 at 12:15 am


  3. BaJan boy April 29, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Alibaba you so dumb you will look at the Caribbean Sea and call it a cricket field. What does the scamming got to do with where lotto is played as a legal game of chance? American policy is simple no one is above prosecution and no one bigger than the law and the dishonest will pay. If you guys want to theif and get away stay your country.

  4. jrsmith May 2, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    @, bajan ,Boy, hail, hail, well said good shot, I always feel the day would come , when the (US) external law enforcement would catch out the criminals who are protected in the Caribbean region , places like barbados too, not only lottery scamming, guns drugs and other criminal activity..involving our politicians and other high up government officials and many others……………………………
    What will happen one will expose the other and the other, and the other and the domino effect will occur and american law enforcement would get them … soon very soon………………….

  5. jrsmith May 2, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Hail, hail to the (US) law enforcement…………………………….


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