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.

Are you working on a small budget?. Would like to get your music out to the world?,Why not let us do your write-up, press releases and Reviews at a small cost. 

For a small cost we will do that for you and post them to our site. Why not contact us now? link us at info@dancehallreggaeworld.com with all your questions.

Here Here to see proof of a review that we have done.

Subscribe to our Eblast and get the latest Dancehall, Reggae News and Releases sent directly to you.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


Subscribe to My Dancehall and Reggae Blog (no e-mail necessary), right-click on the orange RSS button (see bottom buttons to the left) and then paste the URL into your RSS reader. Or click on the Google, My Yahoo! My MSN button or Bloglnes button.

To have your projects featured on dancehallreggaeworld.com, Please email us at [info@dancehallreggaeworld.com]

Get your music sent to over 20,000 Subscribers now!!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Articles You Might Have Missed ......

Custom Search
Custom Search

Promotions

Skieze - Uber X

Skieze Brand New Single 'Uber X'

Did You Miss These?

Recent Articles

  1. ColtonT Makes Some Money

    Apr 27, 17 04:38 PM

    ColtonT Makes Some Money - After releasing one of the biggest singles coming out of Dominica for the year 2017 "Big Eyes", Dancehall artist ColtonT launches new single "Make Some Money"

    Read More

  2. Tony Bless Returns with a Bang

    Apr 27, 17 03:34 PM

    Recording artiste Tony Bless is no stranger to the music spotlight. His creativity and versatility has always set him apart from the rest and has secured him a permanent space in dancehall music.

    Read More

  3. Romain Virgo Now Lyrics

    Apr 27, 17 02:16 PM

    Romain Virgo Now Lyrics - Its me and you together Together, ahhhhh Now its me and you together I wanna love you

    Read More

  4. Dipherence Sings of Rough Times

    Apr 26, 17 12:25 PM

    You may know the name Dipherence from the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall Competition, where he made his way into the music spotlight as a contestant.

    Read More

  5. Soulful reggae Etana Joins Grammy Award-Winning Morgan Heritage for Selected UK Dates

    Apr 26, 17 11:48 AM

    Soulful reggae Etana Joins Grammy Award-Winning Morgan Heritage for Selected UK Dates The Strong One is a special guest of the royal reggae family who

    Read More

  6. Kreesha Turner & Billboard Charting K’Coneil To Close Out CUT Hip Hop Awards

    Apr 26, 17 11:35 AM

    Multi-Talented Kreesha Turner & Billboard Charting K’Coneil To Close Out CUT Hip Hop Awards

    Read More