Plea deal settles N.Y. lottery ticket trial; immigrant will get $2.5M
A plea agreement Friday in Rockland County Court has ended the case involving a Spring Valley, New York, immigrant's $3 million lottery ticket and three men accused of trying to steal a portion of it.
Elfido DeLaRoca will get about $2.5 million before taxes over the next 15 years, while the three men will avoid jail on a theft charge. One of the men will get $300,000 from the winnings.
DeLaRoca, 45, a Guatemalan national living with his fiancee and daughter, bought the $10 scratch-off tick ...
Feb 16, 2013, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery investigator testifies she urged illegal immigrant to keep, sign $3M ticket
Testimony continued on Friday in a trial over a $3 million New York lottery ticket.
(See Opening statements in $3M NY lottery ticket trial, Lottery Post, Sep. 20, 2012.)
A New York State Lottery Commission investigator testified Friday that she urged an illegal immigrant living in Spring Valley to keep his signature on a $3 million scratch-off ticket rather than let someone else take ownership.
When Elfido DeLaRoca, 45, of Spring Valley came back to her five months later in July 2011 sa ...
Sep 29, 2012, 8:46 am - Lottery News forum
Opening statements in $3M NY lottery ticket trial
A Rockland prosecutor today told a jury that an illegal immigrant's $3 million lottery dream was foiled by three conspiring men, while their lawyers contended the Spring Valley man created a nightmare for their clients with falsehoods to back out of contracts to share the winnings.
The jury listened to opening statements at the start of a trial for Hickory Street store clerk Atif Ali, 28, of Spring Valley, store owner Riaz Khan, 45, and Mubeen Ashraf, 23, both of Monroe.
They are charged w ...
Sep 20, 2012, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
Jury awards jailed illegal alien $750,000 lottery ticket
After deliberating only 35 minutes Thursday, a Houston County jury awarded ownership of a $750,000 lottery ticket to an illegal alien who claimed he was taken advantage of by the man he had worked for as a day laborer.
Jose Antonio Tony Cua-Toc, 27, a native of Guatemala who entered the country illegally in 2000, had filed a lawsuit against Erick Cervantes, a Fort Valley business owner who claimed the winning Jingle Jumbo Bucks lottery ticket from Georgia lottery officials.
(See Illegal al ...
Mar 14, 2012, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
3 men accused of scamming lottery winner out of $3M
Three men are accused of scamming a $3 million New York lottery winner out of his fortune by convincing him he would face deportation if he tried to collect his prize, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe.
Atif Ali, 28, of Spring Valley, Riaz Khan, 45, of Monroe, and Mubeen Ashraf, 23, of Monroe are charged with first-degree grand larceny.
The scam, Zugibe said, started on Feb. 3, at 11:30 p.m., when the victim bought New York State Lottery tickets at a convenien ...
Sep 2, 2011, 9:50 am - Lottery News forum
Illegal alien faces deportation after threatening his boss over lottery prize
Claims he let boss claim lottery jackpot to avoid being discovered; then gets discovered when he threatened boss
Includes video report
A Georgia man who was jailed for threatening his boss over a disputed $750,000 lottery ticket faces deportation, with authorities saying he is in the U.S. illegally.
Police say Jose Antonio Cua-Toc threatened his boss, Erick Cervantes, and his wife, calling them repeatedly and saying he would kill each of them and their children if they did not give him ...
Aug 24, 2011, 3:29 pm - Lottery News forum
S.C. may ban illegal aliens from claiming lottery prizes
South Carolina State Rep. John Graham Altman said Friday that Fox News wants him to be a guest on Your World with Neil Cavuto on Monday to discuss his bill that would prohibit illegal aliens from collecting South Carolina lottery winnings.
The Charleston Republican filed his bill in February.
It'll have a good chance if I can get on Fox. Everybody says it's a good idea, he said.
Cavuto's hour-long live show is billed as the No. 1 business news program on cable TV. It airs at 4 p.m. ...
Apr 23, 2006, 11:24 am - Lottery News forum
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