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Prominent Jamaican DJ Indicted For Lottery Scam

May 27, 2014, 6:27 PM

FARGO, ND -

Federal authorities say a prominent Jamaican disc jockey has been charged in an ongoing investigation into a lottery scam that has targeted elderly victims in the Dakotas and elsewhere.

Deon-ville O'Hara, also known as ZJ Wah Wa, is among 26 people who have been indicted by a federal grand jury in North Dakota. He is charged with three counts, including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and money laundering.

The indictment lists as a victim a North Dakota woman who sent checks for nearly $158,000 after she was promised $19 million in winnings

O'Hara was arrested earlier this month when he was visiting Florida. Attorney Herman Frank Rubio Jr. represented O'Hara for his initial court appearance in Florida. He says O'Hara has agreed to be transferred to North Dakota.

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