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Cabinet maker gets suspended sentence for lottery scamming

A cabinet maker of Granville, St. James and Balaclava, St. Elizabeth, who pleaded guilty to lottery scamming charges earlier this month, was given a suspended sentence on Wednesday.
 
Kevin Harvey, 26, was sentenced to two years imprisonment suspended for 18 months when he appeared in the St. Elizabeth Circuit Court.
 
Harvey was also fined $100,000 or 12 months in prison.
 
In handing down the sentence, Justice Glen Brown said a clear message must be sent to persons engaged in lottery scamming that while they are trying to enrich themselves though illegal means the country's reputation suffers.
 
Justice Brown also criticised the Forensic Department of the Jamaica Constabulary Force for the slow pace in completing the examination of instruments in connection with the case.
 
Harvey was taken into custody on November 29, 2015 after he was found in possession of lottery scamming paraphernalia.  
 
                                                                                        


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