Jamaican man extradited to USA on charges related to lottery scam

Editorial Staff

Feb 11, 2023

A 31-year-old Jamaican man has been extradited to the United States where he will face charges of defrauding several elderly people of millions of dollars in a lottery scam.

According to reports, Adrian Lawrence – who is also known as the ‘Mastermind’ – was detained last month and extradited to the United States earlier this week at the request of US authorities. 

He is facing a six-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. He is also charged with mail and wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud U.S. citizens. 

Lawrence and his co-conspirators defrauded dozens of elderly victims of collectively more than US$ 5 million.

They allegedly willfully mislead them to believe they had won a sweepstakes and needed to pay fees to release their winnings. 

The fraudulent scheme was allegedly committed from October 2013 to April 2020. 


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