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Florida woman admits role in lottery fraud

May 17, 2016, 7:54 am

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A Broward County, Florida, woman pleaded guilty Monday to her role in a Jamaica-based telemarketing lottery fraud that targeted seniors in the U.S.

Elizabeth Gonzalez, 25, of Hollywood and Miami Gardens, a nurse, pleaded guilty to a federal wire fraud conspiracy charge in federal court in Fort Lauderdale.

Her husband, Delroy Drummond, a musician who also goes by the name Top Banga, age 26, has been locked up has been locked up without bond since January. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud for his role in a $500,000 lottery hoax.

Gonzalez, who is pregnant and free on $100,000 bond, told U.S. District Judge William Zloch her husband asked her to get involved in the fraud and she was "afraid" to say no to him.

She is expected to face about one year to 18 months in federal prison when she is sentenced July 27, prosecutors said.

Gonzalez admitted she received nine wire transfers from victims, who were in their 70s and 80s, between September and January. Telemarketers in Jamaica had contacted the victims and duped them into believing they had won a lottery prize, then told them they had to pay fees or taxes in advance. The victims were told to send money to Gonzalez and her husband, authorities said.

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Abdi's avatar - Lottery-008.jpg
Nairobi
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I suggest that this women must be freed.what do you suggest?

I Agree!

There are no born heroes or winners........it takes a hammer a chisel,a vision and a will to suffer the blows and be carved into one!..........

    Abdi's avatar - Lottery-008.jpg
    Nairobi
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    To be freed for the sake of the young soul in her stomach.

    I Agree!

    There are no born heroes or winners........it takes a hammer a chisel,a vision and a will to suffer the blows and be carved into one!..........

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      I have no sympathy for scum who scam and prey on elderly people.

      I get scamming phone calls all the time.

      CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

      A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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        No sympathy here either. 

        Greed Greed Greed....No No

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          To be freed for the sake of the young soul in her stomach.

          What happened to that  those "equal rights" feminazis are always whining about?

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            COLUMBUS,GA.
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            I suggest that this women must be freed.what do you suggest?

            You want to take her place?

              pickone4me's avatar - lightbulb
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              You want to take her place?

              LOL

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                Ringleader
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                They are both <snip>s, feel sorry for the baby.

                This post has been automatically changed by the Lottery Post computer system to remove inappropriate content and/or spam.

                Winter is coming !   Ned Stark.

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                  To be freed for the sake of the young soul in her stomach.

                  So pregnant women should be absolved of crimes they commit?   Don't think so.

                  Never give up.  Banana

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                    Pregnancy in jail/prison is nothing new. If guilty, jail time is in order. If you do the crime, you do the time.

                    Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

                    Having Money Solves Problems That Not Having Money Creates Yes Nod ****John Carlton****

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                      So pregnant women should be absolved of crimes they commit?   Don't think so.

                      Prisons offer services for both the pregnancy and her baby. She will not be the first.

                       All elder and soon to be senior citizen LP members should take this as another warning.

                       Trust very few. Create a lifeboat and only save your few who you love all others can look elsewhere. Be a friend to your special few and include them in your life decisions like sending money to strangers.

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                       "We are all in this together!" 

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                        To be freed for the sake of the young soul in her stomach.

                        Biology 101: Where does a baby grow?

                        The baby does not grow in the stomach. It grows in the womb - which is another word for uterus. The pre-pregnancy uterus is fairly small, about the size of a woman's tightly clenched fist. It sits right above the vagina. The cervix - which can be felt at the top of the vagina connects the uterus and the vagina.

                        Before pregnancy the uterus is situated safely behind your pubic bone, unless a girl or woman is extremely thin, it can't really be felt by pressing on your tummy. Once an embryo attaches to the lining of the uterus, the uterus starts to move up - just a little bit to make room for the uterus to grow with the baby.

                        At 12 weeks gestation the very top of the womb (called the fundus) can be felt at the same height as the pubic bone - for the next 28 to 30 weeks it will grow at the rate of 1cm/week - so by 20 weeks the womb will measure 20cm and will be about even with the mother's belly button. Tracking this growth is one way the doctor knows all is progressing normally. At 40 weeks the womb will measure 40cm - by this time most women are pretty sure there is no more room in the womb - thankfully the journey is about over.

                        When you hear someone talk about about the baby growing in their stomach feel free to remind them the baby is no where near their stomach, as it safely grows in the womb.

                        The Meatman 🥩🍗🍔🍖🍤🌭

                        “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

                        Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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                          Pregnancy in jail/prison is nothing new. If guilty, jail time is in order. If you do the crime, you do the time.

                          I Agree! although,...she might have delivered the baby by her sentencing date, July 27

                          Depending on when she conceived, since her husband has been locked up without bond since January.

                          The Meatman 🥩🍗🍔🍖🍤🌭

                          “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

                          Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot


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                            Ladies and gentlemen I give you florida. The crappy state I can't wait to leave. It doesn't matter if you're white, black, young or old everyone is scamming and scheming as we can clearly see here. I'm packed and ready to go.