A Jamaican who was extradited to the United States for his involvement in a lottery scam will serve time in federal prison.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado, Rajay Dobson has been sentenced to 63 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
He has been ordered to pay US$881,477 in restitution to the elderly woman who was scammed.
Dobson and a co-defendant, Jamaican Leonard Luton, conspired to convince the victim that she had won a $2.8 million lottery and a Mercedes Benz but had to pay thousands of dollars in fees in order to receive the winnings.
Dobson and Luton made two trips to the woman's house to pick up packages of cash.
Luton was arrested on the second trip.
The elderly victim was scammed out of more than $970,000.
On March 24, Dobson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
He was sentenced on Wednesday.
Luton was sentenced on August 4, 2021, to nine years in prison after being convicted at a February 2020 trial of one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and eight counts of aiding and abetting mail fraud.
After Luton was sentenced, Dobson was arrested in Jamaic aand extradited to stand trial in the US.