Dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta charged in lottery scam probe


Popular Dancehall artist, Tommy Lee Sparta has been charged with breaching the anti-lottery act in connection with an alleged lottery scam he has engaged in.


The deejay, whose real name is Leroy Russell was charged Friday afternoon along with four other individuals in relation to the alleged scam. He was granted JA$400,000 bail and is expected to appear in the Half-Way-Tree Court to answer the charge, according to his attorney, Bert Samuels.

Tommy Lee Sparta was taken into police custody Feb. 3rd. In a report, the Jamaica Constabulary Force stated the investigation was triggered following a routine traffic stop that day in New Kingston after a driver had violated the Road Traffic Act and gave fake identification after not possessing a driver’s license.

Subsequent reports say police then raided a St. Andrew residence occupied by the deejay, where they seized documents that included lists of American citizens and other material allegedly used in the scam. Lee and six others were taken into custody as well as the vehicle stopped earlier that day.

Lottery scams have become a topic of contention in Jamaica in recent years, with regular citizens as well as politicians implicated in investigations pertaining to scamming. In 2013, American lawmakers demanded that Jamaicans implicated in lottery scamming defrauding U.S. citizens be extradited to their country to stand trial, calling out Jamaican law makers in the process for not acting quickly enough to dissuade alleged scams.

Once a prized protégé of Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel, Tommy Lee Sparta burst on the scene since the turn of the decade with hits such as Warn Dem, Psycho, Uncle Demon and Some Bwoy. He is still recovering from a near-fatal car accident he was involved in last November as he was traveling to his 26th birthday party.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to 2014.

Articles You Might Have Missed ......

Dancehall and Reggae Music Articles

Custom Search

Search The Site

Custom Search

Promotions!

Drinker's Paradise

Rum Sunday Drinker's Paradise Sunday June 25th, 2017


Reggae Sumfest


David Lyn - Mannas (Pro By IzyBeats)


What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. VIP Options for Reggae Sumfest Pre-Event & Main Event Available Now

    Jun 26, 17 10:07 PM

    VIP Options for Reggae Sumfest Include Special Stage-side seating during the Main Event Concerts, Beachfront Cabana Packages & many More options. #ReggaeSumfest2017

    Read More

  2. Alkaine and Kartel Videos Under Police Investigation

    Jun 26, 17 09:11 PM

    Police Commissioner George Quallo is reportedly seeking to investigate the content of Dancehall artiste Alkaline’s new music video for the single: “After

    Read More

  3. How to Party Well in Jamaica

    Jun 26, 17 01:32 PM

    How to Party Well in Jamaica - One way to experience the great sense of unity and pride of the Jamaican people is to get involved in the party scene.

    Read More

  4. Gully Bop Time In Music Expired?

    Jun 24, 17 10:05 PM

    Will dancehall artiste Gully Bop every find another hit again, or his time has expired?. Bop recently release a track titled 'Tongue' and has been receiving

    Read More

  5. Shenseea Now Brand Ambassador For Pepsi Cola Jamaica.

    Jun 24, 17 09:20 PM

    The fresh face of dancehall and reggae music Shenseea is now the brand ambassador for Pepsi Cola Jamaica. The announcement was made on June 23, 2017,

    Read More