KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A former judge in Jamaica has been arrested by anti-corruption agents on suspicion of involvement in the Caribbean island's lucrative lottery scam.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force says in a Tuesday statement that officers searched the woman's office in northern Jamaica and found several documents called "lead lists" that have personal information about lottery scam victims. They say they also seized an illegal gun.
Police say the suspect is a former resident magistrate now working as a lawyer in St. James parish. They have not disclosed her identity or any other details.
For years, Jamaican fraudsters have conned mostly elderly Americans out of their retirement savings by promising that they've won millions in an international lottery but they need to first wire a payment to cover taxes.
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