Online publication Syracuse.com has reported a lottery that is alleged fraudulence in ny’s Syracuse area dating right back to 2006, that involves two brothers from central brand New York who claimed a $5 million lottery ticket sold at their family’s convenience store. Subsequently, they’ve been accused of scamming the winner out of his scratchcard winnings.
Now Being Charged
Second-degree attempted larceny that is grand fourth-degree conspiracy charges are actually being filed against 36-year-old Nayel Ashkar and Andy Ashkar, aged 34, who’s got also been charged with first-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
Following reports to a Syracuse newspaper by suspicious lottery security officials looking for the real winner of the prize, the buyer that is legitimate owner of the lottery scratch-off came forward and was revealed as a father of two, aged 49, who was simply duped by the brothers into giving up the winning admission whenever he visited the Ashkar’s convenience store in October 2006 to cash it in.
Whether it was a silly mistake, or simply sheer disbelief, the true winner of this ticket originally thought it was a prize of $5,000 which he would be claiming, despite being told by way of a friend that it was in fact a $5 million jackpot. He had been told by Andy Ashkar, upon trying to money in the ticket, it had been just a $5,000 prize and had been provided $4,000 in cash from Ashkar to be able to avoid pay Continue reading