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Scratching the Surface of $5 Million Alleged Lottery Scam

Scratching the Surface of $5 Million Alleged Lottery Scam

Online publication Syracuse.com has reported a so-called lottery ticket fraud in ny’s Syracuse area dating back to 2006, that involves two brothers from central New York who claimed a $5 million lottery ticket sold at their family’s convenience store. Subsequently, they’ve been accused of scamming the winner out of his scratchcard winnings.

Now Being Charged

Second-degree attempted larceny that is grand fourth-degree conspiracy fees are actually being filed against 36-year-old Nayel Ashkar and Andy Ashkar, aged 34, that has also been charged with first-degree criminal possession of stolen home.

Following reports to a Syracuse newspaper by suspicious lottery security officials trying to find the real winner regarding the prize, the legitimate customer and owner regarding the lottery scratch-off arrived forward and was revealed as a daddy of two, aged 49, who had previously been duped by the brothers into giving up the winning ticket whenever he visited the Ashkar’s convenience store in October 2006 to cash it in.

Whether it in fact was a silly error, or simply sheer disbelief, the true winner of this ticket initially thought so it had been a award of $5,000 which he would be claiming, despite being told by way of a friend it was in fact a $5 million jackpot. He was told by Andy Ashkar, upon trying to money in the ticket, so it was just a $5,000 prize and had been provided $4,000 in cash from Ashkar to be able to avoid p (more…)

Boston Could Attempt to Block Wynn Everett Casino Plan

Boston Could Attempt to Block Wynn Everett Casino Plan

Following the city of Everett approved a casino project plan by developer Steve Wynn, numerous observers believed he had the upper hand in gaining the Greater Boston-area casino license certainly one of three regional licenses that will be granted by their state of Massachusetts. But it turns out that geographic quirks could make Wynn’s prospects of opening a casino there somewhat tougher than he thought.

According to members of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s administration, Wynn might not have been as careful as he thought together with his casino proposition. It seems that some associated with the proposed development may be located in the city of Boston itself, which may give the town the proper to influence the project on their own.

Border Patrol

If it were real that the Wynn proposal were to reside partially in Boston, then a city is considered a bunch community, and might have the capability to influence how and if the project could go forward. In reality, Mayor Menino would have the ability even to simply say no to the project, scuttling it entirely.

Menino could have good reason to achieve this. He has emerge in help of a contending casino plan that would place the resort at Suffolk Downs, and eliminating perhaps the competitor that is strongest for the permit would go a long way towards getting that plan selected by the state.

However, Wynn doesn’t believe that Menino’s claims hold any weight.

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