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Jamaican Sentenced to Time Served for Lottery Scheme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2012

PITTSBURGH - An individual found in Farmington, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to time served (approximately 13 months) on his conviction of conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill imposed the sentence on Michaelee Fitz-Andy Jamieson, 24, formerly from Jamaica employed in Farmington, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, Jeffery Augustus Bernard, Junior Winston Powell, Michaelee Fitz-Andy Jamieson, Sylvester Howard Williams and Christopher Brown were involved in laundering the proceeds of an advanced fee scheme whereby persons are deceived into believing that they have won the lottery.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Hull prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Jamieson.

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