Prominent Jamaican Disc Jockey Arrested in Lottery Scam – South Dakota Residents Among Victims
A prominent Jamaican disc jockey has pleaded guilty for his role in a lottery scam case be tried by federal prosecutors in North Dakota.
Deon-ville O'Hara, also known as ZJ Wah Wa, is among 26 people accused of taking part in a scheme that induced older people throughout the United States to send millions of dollars to cover fees for lottery winnings.
Authorities say O'Hara traveled to the U.S. to pick up money from the victims.
The victims include a South Dakota man who was told he had won $3.5 million and a 2012 Mercedes, and a North Dakota woman who was promised $19 million.
According to the Associated Press, O'Hara pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy, which carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 23 in Bismarck.